Paying Homage to a Cultural Icon
Earlier this year, eyewear phenom Etnia Barcelona teamed up with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat to celebrate the late artist's influence on social culture in the 80's. They released a limited-production collection, and is seen around the world on many celebrities.
This collection features three different pieces of artwork: In This Case, Fallen Angel (1981), and Glenn (1984). Each frame is detailed with Basquiat's iconic crown on the frame front, as well as Etnia Barcelona's gold plaque inside the temple.
A highly limited production run of high quality sunglasses and eyeglasses, they will stand both the test of time and fashion.
This collection becomes live in the new year!
Fallen Angel (1981): An electrifying painting, a portrait of an obsession, a self-portrait of a person whose career was cut short but who left behind a powerful and complex legacy, like the fallen angel who disobeys God and is expelled from Heaven.
Glenn (1984): From a period of intense creativity. Representing a monstrous, feverish, static, black head, resembling a mask radiating energy and emotion, against a background wall like in a kindergarten.
In This Case (1983): One of Basquiat’s most famous works because of the way he combined complementary colours and contrasts between light and dark to create a rage-filled representation of himself.