from Art & Home, a publication of Sotheby’s International
In New York in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger established a clothing label that defined an era. At the very same time Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat began working together on collaborative paintings; works that united two of the most influential artistic voices of the second half of the 20th Century. Created between 1984 and 1985 and being offered from the Tommy Hilfiger Collection, Sweet Pungent and New Flame exude the creative spirit of New York in the mid-1980s – an exhilarating moment in cultural history that brought forth a unique cross-pollination of music, fashion, and art. Having been a part of this creative vanguard – a moment that witnessed the birth of hip-hop and the rise of graffiti-street culture – Hilfiger talks about his memories of Warhol and Basquiat and discusses the artistic potential of creative collaboration with Sotheby’s Contemporary art specialist, Emma Baker.
TOMMY HILFIGER ALONGSIDE ANDY WARHOL AND JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT’S SWEET PUNGENT,
IN HIS MIAMI HOME. PHOTOGRAPHED BY DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN. © TOMMY HILFIGER.
Lou Rosenberger, Realtor
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