Last month, American Express teamed up with livestream shopping platform NTWRK to showcase three Black visual artists—Gianni Lee, Sabrena Khadija and Adrian Brandon. As part of the initiative, the artists created a product using a format or medium they’ve never experimented with before. Fans were able to purchase the three products from the artists on Dec. 9 exclusively on the NTWRK app.
Multidisciplinary visual artist Gianni Lee designed an original pair of jeans, featuring his signature embroidered skeleton motif. The jeans take inspiration from Lee’s street art, which can be found in Paris, London, Bulgaria, New York City, Cuba, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. He also produced an aluminum card holder featuring the same skeleton motif.
Sabrena Khadija is a DC-based Sierra-Leonean American illustrator, who worked with a large canvas and mixed media. Their artwork was also made available on glassware.
Inspired by biking, Brooklyn-based multimedia artist Adrian Brandon created a large mixed media piece on canvas, incorporating his own photography, pastels, paint, ink and graphite, along with a matching poly-satin scarf.