After dropping its Burberry collab last week, Supreme is now releasing a collection featuring the work of NYC-based artist Nate Lowman.
Lowman was born in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1979 and raised in Idyllwild, California before moving to New York City in 1997 to study at NYU. In the early 2000s, Lowman and his group of friends – among them Dan Colen, Dash Snow and Ryan McGinley – achieved acclaim for disrupting the art mainstream with youthful, downtown irreverence.
The Supreme x Nate Lowman collection features the artist’s bullet hole design across a variety of pieces, namely work vests, knit sweaters, short-sleeve button-up shirts, hoodies, painter pants, and pins. Lowman first encountered the bullet hole as a car decal at a Texas gas station. He then enlarged the image with a silkscreen and stretched it onto a shaped canvas. Several of these works were included in his first show in 2005, and have been reinterpreted in a variety of media in subsequent years. “I was very interested in the way that you could attach a violent content onto a very peaceful surface of geometric abstraction,” Lowman has said.
The Supreme x Nate Lowman collection will be available starting this Thursday, March 17th at Supreme locations and on the Supreme website. Available in Japan on March 19th.