From Jean Michel Basquiat's acrylic on Canvas, this hoodie features A-One A.K.A. King, 1982. Headquartered in New York City, Rome Pays Off has been a high-end brand since it was founded in 2017. The company creates statement pieces through its collaboration with artists whose work has left a cultural impact on society. Through innovation, Rome Pays Off ''redefine what an artist's edition and product can be''.Additional Information:
80% Cotton/20% Polyester medium weight fleece
Features a drop-shoulder, printed lined hood, and front pouch
Generous fit, unisex, any age
Ribbing at cuffs
Machine wash cold, wash inside out; Lay flat to dry; Do not iron design
Jean-Michel Basquiat was a New York City born and raised artist, musician, and producer. As part of the street art group named SAMO, Basquiat took advantage of a larger exposure of his art. Their art was known for their enigmatic epigrams displayed throughout the streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Basquiat art style focused on themes such as wealth versus poverty, integration versus segregation. His unique combination of text and image contributed to his fame. His pieces, such as Irony of Negro Policeman, were strongly political and direct in their address of power structure and systems of racism.
Basquiat’s young life ended tragically at the age of 27. However, hundreds of artists still honor his risky and subversive artistic insight. His countercultural focus helped usher in the idea that street art was, in fact, real art. Moreover, his social commentary has had a lasting and powerful effect.