Dr. Martens revisits the work of street art powerhouse Jean-Michel Basquiat for another groundbreaking collection paying tribute to some of his most famed artwork.
The featured 1460 boot and 1461 shoe transform into canvases for Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ (1982) and ‘Pez Dispenser’ (1984). Street artist turned cultural phenomenon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, erupted on to the art scene in the early 80s. Commanding the walls and subways of downtown New York with racial and socio-political artwork, he soon rapidly elevated into one of the city’s most prestigious creatives.
With an era-defining influence that spans art, music and more, his impact has influenced every generation that followed. A revolutionist, his genre-defying artwork challenged everything that people thought they knew about art. Leaving behind an unprecedented legacy and an unrivaled impact on the art world, Basquiat’s boundary-breaking approach to art is Dr. Martens to the core.
The 1460 boot is printed with Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ (1982), across the quarters and sock liner. Built with a black smooth vamp and backstrap, it’s detailed with Basquiat’s statement crown motif on the backstrap.
The 1461 shoe features ‘Pez Dispenser’ (1984), which sees the world-renowned, radical dinosaur painting printed across both the smooth leather upper and sock liner.Detailed with a yellow smooth leather backstrap and the same crown detailing.
Both pairs are finished with the iconic black and yellow scripted heel loop, sole pad print and a standout lace jewel, and arrive in bespoke packaging. Available July 3rd at select Journeys stores and on Journeys.com!