RISK X Travis Barker
Local Authority, an L.A. based fashion brand, teamed up with renowned musician and record producer Travis Barker, and his clothing brand Don’t Trust Anyone, to release a capsule collection for Maxfield.
The two brands pulled from their appreciation of vintage clothing, curiosity of conspiracy theories, and affinity for punk rock music to assemble a collection of graphic tees, fleece, and reworked vintage styles.
Local Authority and Don’t Trust Anyone teamed up with West Coast Graffiti Pioneer RISK to create 33 unique pieces of art for the installation at the Maxfield Malibu store. RISK is known internationally for starting the west coast graffiti movement and for his vibrant “color theory” paintings. His work is exhibited at major galleries in LA, New York, Miami, Toronto and Paris.
With many issues facing humanity today, Local Authority’s creative director Jeff Skene / Malibu Misfit, was inspired to create over 100 punk posters based around current events. The posters cover a range of issues including politics, big corporation, sociology and human rights, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the economic state of America.
The punk posters were used as a background collage and foundation for each art piece. RISK then introduced vibrant color, splatter paint, typography, and his signature circle and line patterns. RISK painted his Monarch Butterfly artwork on top, conveying the balance between “Anarchy and Monarchy” as a nod to punk ideology and acknowledgment of the instability of society while portraying an optimistic perspective on the future.
This is not the first collaboration between Travis Barker and RISK. RISK did the cover art for Blink 182’s most recent album “9”. “I’ve known Travis Barker for many years and it is always an honor to work with him. Exhibiting this unique series of original paintings at Maxfield’s is a new honor” – RISK
The artwork was finished with a sprinkle of abalone and a resin coat enriching the colors and adding a final layer of depth. The pieces were installed on the large back wall of the Maxfield store in close proximity; together recreating the nostalgia of the bill posted and graffitied walls outside of the famous CBGB punk rock club.
As a center feature for the store, RISK brought in his 10 ft “Face Your Fears” shark sculpture, made entirely of found metal objects. The Shark Sculpture has a price tag of $350,000.
Over three separate iterations , Guy Hepner will release a selection of the original artwork from The Local Authority X Don’t Trust Anyone capsule collection in conjunction with timed limited edition screen printed works on paper .