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In our second collaboration with Artestar, we’re paying tribute to street art powerhouse Jean-Michel Basquiat by revisiting some of his most famed artworks. Our 1460 boot, 1461 shoe and backpack will transform into new canvases for Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ (1982) and ‘Pez Dispenser’.

Street artist turned cultural phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat erupted onto the art scene in the early 80s. Commanding the walls and subways of downtown New York with racial and socio-political artwork, he soon rapidly elevated into one of the city’s most prestigious creatives. With an era-defining influence that spans art, music and more, his impact has influenced every generation that followed.

A revolutionist, his genre-defying artwork challenged everything that people thought they knew about art. And he continues to challenge it now. Leaving behind an unprecedented legacy and an unrivalled impact on the art world, Basquiat’s boundary-breaking approach to art is Dr. Martens to the core.

Paying tribute to the late Brooklyn-born poet, musician, artist and rebel — our 1460 boot, 1461 shoe and backpack provide new canvases for his artwork. Our 1460 boot is printed with Basquiat’s ‘Untitled’ (1982), across the quarters and sock liner. Built with ablack Smooth vamp and backstrap, it’s detailed with Basquiat’s statement crown motif on the backstrap.

The 1461 shoe features ‘Pez Dispenser’ (1984), which sees the world-renowned, radical dinosaur painting printed across both the Smooth leather upper and sock liner. Detailed with a yellow Smooth leather backstrap and the same crown detailing.

Both pairs are finished with our iconic black and yellow scripted heel loop, sole pad print and a standout lace jewel, and arrive in bespoke packaging.

Our Jean-Michel Basquiat Backpack is built with our tough Smooth leather and printed with Basquait’s ‘Untitled (1982)’. The neo-expressionist backpack blends seamlessly with the rest of the collection and features the Basquiat crown. The collection drops 3rd July and will be available at and select partners.

© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York

"Partnership done in collaboration with Artestar, which represents high-profile artists, photographers, designers, and creatives."

Posted on 02/07/2021
Posted by Dr. Martens AUS/NZ
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