Dr. Martens’ homage to Jean-Michel Basquiat

Modern art as a storytlelling ingredient to streetwear and fashion brands. More and more power users of collaborations are inspired by art icons to keep their brands relevant and contemporary.

It is the case of Dr. Martens, which launches a special version of its 1460 boot dedicated to the genius of Jean Michel Basquiat.

Erupting onto the art scene in the early 80s, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a self-taught creative prodigy and one of the most influential postmodern artists of the 20th Century. In two short decades, he made an impact on the art world that has influenced every generation since.

Dr. martens pays tribute to this boundary-breaking artist and the chaotic brilliance he left behind.
Inspired by his skull imagery, cryptic symbols and enigmatic epigrams, Dr. Martens iconic 1460 model provides a new canvas for his legendary artwork with a graffiti-influenced symbolic print.