Staying Alive Is A Sport (2020)Aluminum baseball, vinyl stickers, cushioned grip, and oil paint, 31 inches 28 ounces
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The custom baseball bat reproduced by Shirt, first appeared held by a model in a SS2011 Supreme ad. The bat was never officially produced by Surpreme and is said to have been made on the spot of the photoshoot using Three 6 Mafia purple box logo stickers. With only a lo-res photo of the stickered work circulating for many years, in early 2020 Supreme put out their 25th Anniversary book published by Phaidon and the official photo from the shoot was included. With the ability to study the image closer, Shirt began to produce the bat which consisted of buying a used aluminum Louisville Slugger bat, stickering the entire barrel in heavy vinyl stickers, re-gripping it with a cushioned Mizuno grip, and painting the bat’s knob a custom tourquoise oil paint.
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