Supreme & Andres Serrano Unveil Controversial Collaboration

By Staff  |  09/19/2017

Supreme is back with another collaboration. This time, the brand teams up with photographer Andres Serrano for a controversial capsule of apparel and footwear.

Serrano was born in NYC in 1950 and raised a strict Roman Catholic. Given his background, his work offers a unique interpretation of religion by juxtaposing traditional religious imagery against controversial choices like blood, urine, semen, breast milk and other bodily fluids.

His most infamous piece, dubbed "Piss Christ, depicts a plastic crucifix photograph submerged in a tank of the artist’s urine. It has garnered the artist death threats and outrage.

Supreme uses "Piss Christ", as well as two of Serrano’s other pieces -- including "Madonna; Child II" and "Blood and Semen II" -- across a range of hooded sweatshirts, sweatpants, and graphic tees. These images are also applied to a range of Vans sneakers, including the Sk8-Hi, Chukka and Old Skool.

Take a look at the Andres Serrano x Supreme capsule above, with a release coming September 21 at its New York, Los Angeles, London and Paris locations, as well as its online store. Japan gets the release September 23.