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The Vans MOCA capsule collection celebrates Californian creativity and culture, combining the free spirit of Vans with the graphics of three artists exhibited at the famous Los Angeles museum: Judy Baca, Frances Stark and Brenna Youngblood.
Born in 1946 and raised in Los Angeles, she is a muralist whose public works have highlighted the living conditions and difficulties of disadvantaged communities for more than 40 years.
Baca has revisited hers an extraordinary mural: ‘Hitting the Wall, Women in the Marathon’ – originally commissioned for the Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles in 1984 and celebrating the official admission of women to the first Olympic marathon – to create a special version of the Vans Old Skool.
Moreover, a jacket signed Judy Baca and a sweatshirt, which instead was made taking inspiration from the work: “The World Wall: Triumph of the Hearts” from 1990.
Born in 1979, Brenna is a Californian artist whose works incorporate assembly: an artistic technique that allows you to create three-dimensional multi-material works, which combine materials recovered from the environment, with the aim of addressing cultural and social issues globally.
Youngblood has created a limited edition of the Vans Authentic, imprinting its recognizable abstract and colorful style with three-dimensional prints.
Born in 1967, through her art she has explored the charm of the Subcultures that have characterized Southern California: Skate, Punk and Rap.
Frances Stark’s love for Los Angeles is imprinted in her personal version of the Vans Old Skool, for which she has created a hand-drawn map of the streets that have inspired her artistic creations for decades.
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