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New Licensing Agreements For Basquiat, Warhol

Reebok recently unveiled its latest line of Jean-Michel Basquiat–themed clothing and shoes, a collaboration with the artist’s estate that is now in its third year.

NEW YORK—Reebok recently unveiled its latest line of Jean-Michel Basquiat–themed clothing and shoes, a collaboration with the artist’s estate that is now in its third year. The spring and summer 2010 line, which will be available next March, features white high-top sneakers and T-shirts imprinted with signature Basquiat graffiti motifs such as crowns and stitched with red and black handwritten messages such as “Pay for Soup/Build a Fort/Set That on Fire” and “A Lot of Bowery Bums Used to Be Executives.” Retail prices range from $40 for a cotton T-shirt to $150 for a pair of sneakers.

Imagery Basquiat created with Andy Warhol also appears on a recently unveiled high-end Burton snowboard called the Vapor. According to a statement from Burton, the Vapor’s design was inspired by Warhol and Basquiat’s joint works from the mid-1980s, embracing “a unique language that could only come from this historic collaboration.” The Vapor retails for $1,195.95.

Adding to the ever-growing empire of Andy Warhol licensed products, New York–based perfume company Bond No. 9 released its fourth Warhol-themed scent on October 1. The new scent, called Andy Warhol: Success Is a Job in New York, is priced at $220 for 100 milliliters. According to a statement from Bond No. 9, “Wearing it will bring untold wealth. (Just kidding, but in this economic downturn we all need a sense of humor.)”

The other Bond No. 9 Warhol perfumes introduced since 2007 are Silver Factory, Union Square and Lexington Avenue.

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