This weekend, St. Louis native Brock Seals popped up in Chicago for an art exhibition at Iridium Clothing Co. in Wicker Park. The pop up exhibit, entitled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Art Show, featured the artist’s original artwork and was a head-nod to a few of the greatest creatives of our time – Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Takashi Murakami.
This wasn’t your run-of-the-mill art show – it included creative renditions of cultural tokens, including a painted copy of Clipse’s Lord Willin’ artwork and customized pairs of the classic streetwear staple, Nike AF1 High.
It’s refreshing to see creative streetwear collaborations such as Seal$’ – especially considering the competitive saturation of the streetwear clothing market. Stamping watered down logos on the middle of tee-shirts and hoodies are currently considered the norm. But, instead of succumbing to expectations, Seal$ provided a different take on imagery often seen in black popular culture.
Word to SEAL$!
Photos courtesy of Nicholas Coulter Photography.
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