UNKNWN strives to fuse worlds together through fashion, art, music and sports. For Art Basel we teamed up with New York based Keith Márton to develop a hand crafted premium Italian leather basketball. After production, local Miami artist AholSniffsGlue hand painted the ball in his traditional drowsy eyes print.
This is the first of many projects connecting the worlds we live in. The Sport of Fashion.
Discover the Artist: AholSniffsGlue
Ahol, whose raw yet instantly recognizable street murals evaporate the divide between high and low art, often jumbles disparate themes from mass media, popular culture and marginalized pockets of society. He often draws inspiration from the urban environment and systems of society, which dehumanize its inhabitants. Ahol’s deceptively simple, yet complex renderings both portray the veneer of our everyday surroundings and the dull, job-related conflicts often encountered in a dysfunctional workplace. The South Florida native is best known for his soaring urban murals depicting expansive fields of drowsy eyes, reflecting his unique vision of life, labor and unrequited love of the mean streets of Miami.
Notice the Craft: Keith Márton
New York based brand/artist, Keith Márton, is known for constructing new art forms combining popular American sports and classic lifestyle items with an edgy yet clean look and timeless element of fashion. Each piece is handcrafted meticulously to reach museum quality and meant to be shown off. The designs are bold and demand attention in any room they reside in. Originally born and raised in Akron, Ohio Keith found inspiration in the game of basketball and fellow Akronite and world-renowned sports figure, LeBron James. The first work of art under the brand was a masterfully handcrafted ostrich leather skin basketball, which was eventually gifted to LeBron. As Keith Márton looks to expand the collection with more high-end works of art, the brand will continue focusing on creating one-of-a-kind basketballs, along with other sports related items made from the worlds finest genuine skins and leathers; each handpicked to ensure the very best quality. They are true conversation pieces each exuding future, creativity, beauty and freshness.
The Sport of Fashion