Levi’s is releasing a limited edition capsule collection from Damien Hirst. The Levi’s x Damien Hirst line is £55 for tees and £150 for jeans. You can read more about it in this excerpt from the Damien Hirst interview at Art News Blog. Answers to the first four questions after the jump.
The Damien Hirst X Levi’s® collection uses well known Hirst themes like spots, skulls, butterflies and his spin paintings.
1. How did the original collaboration between you and Levi’s® come about?
I’ve always worn Levi’s® and I saw a collection that (designer) Adrian Nyman made using Warhol’s art and I loved it so much I bought the whole collection. Adrian heard about it and contacted me and asked if I’d like to work with him, the Warhol estate and Levi’s®, and of course I jumped at the chance.
2. Why did you decide to partner with Levi’s® to create another Damien Hirst X Levi’s® limited-edition collection?
Because I really enjoyed the experience of working with Adrian and Levi’s® and loved the clothes.
3. What was your inspiration for this collection?
I loved the idea of art you can wear.
4. What was the inspiration and meaning behind your iconic imagery of the skull, spots and butterfly?
I live in Mexico and I love the way they celebrate all the bad and good aspects of life there. In life we are here for a good time, not a long time and I hope the imagery communicates that.
Via: Art News Blog