William Quigley - Wikipedia
ABC Television interview with artist William Quigley
"Skrapper has to be as spontaneous as my art. Its a reflection of what is going on in my studio, and inside my head translated to wearable art. The personal philosophy of Skrapper will formulate its 'style'."
- William Quigley
“When asked about charities and giving back to society, William stated, “The Skrapper Philosophy is US Nationalism - integrity, respect and passion for a place that is too often taken for granted. To make everyone who is working hard towards something feel special and important!”
- Zink Magazine
“Quigley has an impressive frame of artistic reference and his ability to capture a subject’s intensity, laying their essence naked before us at emotional, physical and intellectual breaking point.”
- Zink Magazine
“Quigley paintings are raw, uncompromising, and sophisticated. Although the galleries are of high interest, most of the success surrounding his work came from ambitious, unconventional avenues that have led to selling hundreds of paintings. Not having the pressure of a market or specific style has allowed him to develop a body of diverse eclectic work that is as much about the process as it is the result.”
- NY Arts Magazine
Today it is clear that the T-shirt is a basic item that will never go out of fashion because it is beyond fashion. The T-shirt has been admitted to the hallowed pantheon of basics along the trench and the little black number. And now with thanks to SKRAPPER, the t-shirt is also a collector’s item, when transformed into a work of art.
-brainchild of famed US contemporary artist William Quigley, who wanted to blur the lines of fashion and art
-a line of lux tees emblazoned with Quigley’s recognizable art and snappy sayings create a limited edition piece of wearable art designed from the art of William Quigley. The ultimate in pulp fashion – wearable art meets commerce, yet in the most inventive and articulate way.
The Designs are a collective reinvention of Quigley's artwork, which has been exhibited globally at galleries in New York, Los Angeles, Basel, Germany, India and Spain. His commissioned portraits and subjects include Presidents Clinton and Bush, Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan, 50 Cent, Kobe Bryant, Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Audrey Hepburn, Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, Johnny Cash and many other cultural icons.
Skrapper’s founder William Quigley has been called “a cultural catalyst” and one of the most influential contemporary artists of our time. Quigley began his artistic career in 1983 with the first showing at the McNeil Gallery in Philadelphia alongside Andy Warhol in 1985; it was a sellout show! Quigley’s art follows the footsteps of the Renaissance painters, preserving the new world empire of entertainment and big business, with honest and accessible portraits of the movers and shakers of our time. Quigley ignores the art-smart elitism and brings us accessible icons in an egalitarian light. Some of America’s most important icons have sat as subjects for Quigley’s renown portraiture including Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Ice Cube and Shaq, all giving their check of approval to Quigley’s quirky, unpredictable and innovative approach.