Basquiat Sweatshorts Chinese Theatre
These super comfortable sweatshorts include details from one of Jean-Michel's most celebrated artworks, "Hollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars." Painted by Jean-Michel after a trip to Los Angeles with his friends and fellow artists Rammellzee and Toxic, this piece is layered with meaning.
The soft, breathable construction will keep you feeling good inside and out as you represent the timeless influence of Basquiat's work. Wear it with pride and feel connected to a legend who broke through cultural barriers and rose to the top of the art world.
- Gender Neutral
- 100% cotton construction
- Oversize Hood
- Ribbed cuffs and waist
About the artwork:
Hollywood Africans in front of the Chinese Theater with Footprints of Movie Stars, 1983
The painting shows Basquiat, along with artists Toxic and Rammellzee, during a period when they were all in Los Angeles for Basquiat's second exhibition at the Larry Gagosian Gallery. It serves as a commentary on the marginalization and stereotyping of African Americans in the entertainment industry, which led the group to refer to themselves as "Hollywood Africans."
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat Licensed by Artestar, New York