The giant Nike and the New York brand Supreme are back with a new collaboration to pay homage to the artist Rammelzee who died in 2010. The Nike model chosen for this awaited release is the Nike Dunk SB, which is colored with art.
A native of Queens, where he was born on December 18, 1960, he is remembered for being a multifaceted artist: graffiti writer, painter, performance artist , art theorist, sculptor and also hip hop musician. After an initial fame in graffiti circles for painting subway trains in New York, success came through the cult film Wild Style by Charlie Ahearn. To mark another important moment in his career is the collaboration with Basquiat, with whom he will become friends.
Rammelzee also developed the theory of gothic futurism, based on the description of a battle between the letters of the alphabet, which struggle to preserve their symbolic individuality against any kind of imposed standardization. Throughout his life he often exhibited masks and costumes created by him and products that represented his personal mathematical equation, but this caused him health problems, which will be one of the causes of his death on June 28, 2010.
The sneakers born from this Nike x Supreme collaboration, thanks to the artistic legacy left to us by Rammelzee, see the Nike Dunk SB as protagonists in both the Low and High versions, and are presented in two opposite colors.
This sneaker features a canvas upper decorated with Rammellzee's eye-catching artwork. The toe, side panel, collar and heel lining proudly display their craftsmanship. Complementing the artistic elements are black suede overlays, on the forefoot, eyestay and iconic swooshes. The shoe also features golden dubraes with the wording "SUPREME", which give it a distinctive touch.
This model instead comes with a "high" design and in white color. The upper is always decorated with one of Rammelzee's works of art, while the suede details and the midsole are white. Completing the design is a gum-colored midsole.