Streetwear maven, DOPE, has collaborated with the Jackson Pollock estate to release a four-piece capsule collection in the artist's honor.
DOPE's designers already had been experimenting with abstract motifs when owner, Matte Fields decided to approach Pollack's estate about a collaboration. As Pollack was the leading force behind the abstract expressionist movement in the post-World War II art world, it seemed like a natural fit.
The executors of Pollack's estate agreed to the collaboration. The prints themselves are taken directly from existing Pollock pieces. The white/black is based on his 1948 work, No. 14 and the red/black is based on his 1946 work, Free Form.
The collection includes two T-shirts and two caps all retailing at $50 a piece. The collection is available from DOPE.com in addition to their retail store on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
"It serves as an opportunity not only to bring art into an everyday, wearable context, but to educate, inform, and pay homage to an artist whose talent will continue to influence the worlds of art and design," Fields says.
"The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through," Pollock said.
Visit the Jackson Pollack website to learn more about the artist and his work.