Artestar is a global licensing agency and creative consultancy representing high-profile artists, photographers, designers and creatives. We connect brands with talent, facilitating access to pop culture icons and their followers – curating and managing some of the world's most recognizable creative collaborations.
Based in New York, Artestar has affiliate offices in Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Israel, Australia, South Korea and Japan.
Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese artist known for his depictions of “Sexy Robots”. He has been a cult figure since the early 70s and is considered a pioneer of the highly rendered airbrush aesthetic. Over the course of his prolific artistic career, he has collaborated with numerous brands, musicians and publications. The influence of his work extends far beyond the boundaries of Japan’s underground art scene, stretching the limits of outmoded notions of high and low art.
For Holiday 2017, Urban Decay partnered with the Estate of Patrick Nagel to create a trio of Vice Lipstick Palettes featuring some of Nagel’s most iconic artworks. Patrick Nagel’s artwork paid tribute to the rise of powerful women who weren’t afraid to go after what they wanted. Each palette cover features a unique artwork by the late artist that perfectly captures the attitude of the Urban Decay customer – strong, confident and always wearing bold lipstick.
American luxury brand Coach 1941 collaborated with the Keith Haring Foundation on their S/S 2018 collection which included ready-to-wear, handbags, small leather goods, footwear, and specialty accessories. Based in New York City, Keith Haring had a democratic and accessible approach to art, and an ethos that the Coach brand has long stood for: inclusivity. Coach’s iconic leathers are a natural canvas for Haring’s bold graphics, making it the perfect fit for the brand.
Buff Monster is known for his brightly colored paintings, murals and drawings influenced by his fascination with ice cream, pop art, Japanese culture and graffiti. He is a proponent of keeping art accessible through product and brand collaborations and has worked with some of the most recognizable brands including Disney, Converse, Hello Kitty, Samsung and Coca-Cola. His prolific output and impressive social media following keep his popularity growing.
Discover the collaboration between legendary Valentino Garavani and the Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat for Valentino's Fall/Winter 2006 Ready-To-Wear collection. The designer famously translated some of Basquiat's most iconic artworks into stunning sequined prints.
The ALBERTINA Museum devotes a sweeping exhibition to Keith Haring, coinciding with his 60th birthday in 2018. Intended to shed light on Haring’s prolific output from both art-historical and formal perspectives. On view March 16 - June 24, 2018.
We partner with some of the world's most recognizable brands to create artist-edition product – from mass to luxury and everything in between. Interested in learning more about our agency and partnering with one of our artists? Drop us a line.