Stephen Powers began writing in 1984
PURE FTP with Steven Powers
Making his way to the Bronx, NY by way of Killarney, Ireland, Aindriais Dolan adopted the moniker “PURE” in 1978 when he began painting on the streets. Heavily influenced by local legends, by 1983 PURE had moved on to painting in subways and on trains stored in the local “D Yard” before progressing to painting on jackets and ultimately creating fine artwork on canvas, a pursuit that remains his prime focus – alongside artistic compatriots like Stephen Powers – today.
As longtime friends, PURE was an integral part of the construction/art execution on Stephen Powers, Barry McGee, Alexis Ross and Todd James’ joint “Street Market” installation at the MoCA’s Art in the Streets. Pure and Stephen regularly work together on projects, therefore their collaboration on the Levi’s x MOCA Trucker Jacket was a natural fit.
Each jacket is packaged in a commemorative box bearing a stamp reminiscent of the artist’s “tag” and comes with a print of the artwork on the jacket that measures 9 inches by 12 inches and is not signed or numbered.
For the Levi’s® x MOCA collaboration, the brand has partnered with pioneers in street art and graffiti who are also featured in MOCA’s Art in the Streets exhibition:
Since it was first introduced in 1967, the Levi’s® Trucker Jacket has served as an iconic canvas for artists around the world, from the boogie-down Bronx to the favelas of Brazil. Beginning this week, the Levi’s® Trucker Jacket will serve as the canvas for a special collaboration celebrating the brand’s partnership with the Art in the Streets exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA). All proceeds from the sale of the jackets will benefit MOCA and the community programs it supports.
Limited to 50 Jackets per artist.