Staying Alive Is A Sport (2020)

Aluminum baseball bat, 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 the streetwear company and is said to have been made at the photoshoot using ‘Three 6 Mafia purple box logo’ stickers. With only a lo-res photo circulating for years, in early 2020 Supreme’s 25th Anniversary book published by Phaidon and the photo from the shoot was included. With the ability to study the image closer, Shirt began to produce the bat which consisted of buying an aluminum Louisville Slugger bat used, stickering about 75% of the barrel in heavy vinyl stickers, re-gripping it with a black cushioned Mizuno grip, and painting the bat’s knob a custom tourquoise in oil paint.

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