Daniel Arsham: Sport Relics

 

CRYSTAL RELIC 001

Released earlier this month was Daniel Arsham’s Crystal Relic 001 Yankees Cap, a limited edition of 500. Inspired by 18th century archeological objects made of crystal, this to-scale cast resin replica follows two earlier Yankees baseball cap editions created by Arsham in 2016.

Arsham is one of the most prominent and influential contemporary artists whose editions sell out within moments of their release. With a cult-like following, new editions from this artist garner a buzz similar to a hot sneaker drop, and often from a similar demographic.
 

BASKETBALL RACK, BLUE CALCITE, 2016

Arsham’s aesthetics revolve around a concept of fictional archaeology inspired by everyday objects, which he renders into fossilized and crystalized relics. Using iconic artifacts such as a telephone, boom box, or turntable, Arsham offers a view from the future of our current culture and its references.

Many of Arsham’s editions are sport inspired pieces such as Chicago Bulls jacket, football helmet, and basketball rack. Arsham uses geological material such as sand, selenite, or volcanic ash for these “Future Relics” as they are called, to give the illusion they have just been unearthed after being buried for ages.
 

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: FOOTBALL HELMET, AMYTHYST,2016; BULLS JACKET, ROSE QUARTZ, 2016; KNICKS JERSEY 2016; ADIDAS ORIGINALS COLLABORATION, 2017; BASEBALL GLOVE 2013; BASEBALL PILE, 2014
 

Though the Crystal Relic 001 Yankees Cap is sold out, one is currently available for sale on our partner site, GC/Editions, in addition to a collection of Arsham’s other works.

 
 

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