Uniqlo have just launched an ‘American Art of the 80′s’ t-shirt collection which features some of my favourite artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. These two artists have had a profound effect on modern art, and if you’re not familiar with their names you’ll almost certainly know their work. Both began as graffiti artists before meeting Andy Warhol, the Father of pop art, who enabled them to break into the established New York art scene. I took my favourite piece from the collection out into the streets of East London to show some you some modern street art and to illustrate how influential these artists have been.
To celebrate the collection Uniqlo have launched the UT Camera app (for iPhone and Android) which allows you to showcase your own art or model your favourite t-shirt from the collection in a cute 2 second looped video. Upload your video with the a #UT_LDN hashtag and you could win two VIP Tickets to Lovebox! Headliners this year include my girl Azealia Banks and Goldfrapp (who are AWESOME live if you haven’t seen them before). The VIP tickets include: Fast-track entry via dedicated VIP entry lanes, bespoke VIP area backstage right by the artists and all the action, dining area where you can buy delicious food + VIP bar, extra nice, clean, cubicle toilet, dedicated killer music programming with a different host each day
If you need a little inspiration for your entry you can check out mine here, here and here. These also double as concrete evidence that my 4th year art teacher was right when she said I had absolutely no natural artistic abilities. You can also pop down to the UT POP-UP at the Hoxton Gallery where there are loads of fun events, running until Saturday 27th April. So hit your nearest Uniqlo, download the app and maybe I’ll see you at Lovebox…VIP BABY!
I am wearing: T-shirt – Uniqlo, Hoodie – Rick Owens, jeans – APC, Shoes – Nike, Sunglasses – Oliver Peoples
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