Item of the Day: Etnia Barcelona x Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Now, you can see through art—literally.

While it’ll be 28 years since artist Jean-Michel Basquiat passed away, his brand of cool is still alive till this day. The late American artist, best known as a neo-expressionist for his graffiti-like paintings, is the latest inspiration of eyewear brand Etnia Barcelona.

Collaborating with the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Etnia Barcelona recently launched sunglasses that incorporate some of Basquiat’s paintings in terms of design, which can be seen on their temples and earpieces.

The collaboration features three of Basquiat’s paintings:

Fallen Angel 1981

FALLEN ANGEL (1981)

 

In This Case 1983

IN THIS CASE (1983)

 

Glenn 1984

GLENN (1984)

 

And of course, each pair also has Basquiat’s signature crowns:

Looks cool, right?

Retail: $275

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—Eugene Y. Santos

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