-a LICENSING BRAND and brainchild of famed US contemporary artist, William Quigley. A collective reinvention of unique designs that blur the lines of Art and Fashion. -Wear it or Frame it, Skrapper’s limited edition line of lux Apparel and products emblazoned with Quigley’s recognizable Art and Snappy sayings combine to create a collectible piece of history. The ultimate in pulp fashion – wearable art meets commerce, yet in the most articulate and inventive Style.
Founded in New York in 1999 Skrapper has collaborated with RedBull, The Band Dispatch, Ben Moon, Boarding for Breast Cancer, Uncle Funkys, Style Sessions, Stoked Mentoring, Henry Buhl Foundation, Edwin Gould Services for Children, Piano legend Paul Tillotson, The Love Trio, Grey Goose Vodka, The Bradford Mill/Wheelhouse, CasaMigos, Russian Standard, Soldier Ride Hamptons, The Price Center Boston, Gabriela Pires Swimwear, Vanity Fair, Outkast, Lady Gaga at Art Basel 2013, Chidrens Museum of the Arts NY, The Artists and Writers Game, and continues to work with charitable organizations and foundations that support artists, brands, musicians, influencers, entertainers, corporate and small companies.
Quigley began his artistic career with a sell out show in Philadelphia right out of college in 1985 at the Henry McNeil Gallery alongside Andy Warhol. In the early 90s worked in the art department on music videos with Madonna, Prince, Tom Petty, Paula Abdul, Jane’s Addiction, Dispatch, OutKast, Ice Cube.
His paintings have been exhibited globally at galleries and museums in New York, Los Angeles, ArtBasel, Germany, Venezuela, India and Spain. Commissioned portraits and subjects include Presidents Clinton,Bush, and Trump, Muhammed Ali, Nat King Cole, Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jordan, Mick Jagger, 50 Cent, Kobe Bryant, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, Ed Sheeran, Audrey Hepburn, Tom Brady, Lin Manuel Miranda, Keith Richards, Michael Jordan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O’Neal, Johnny Cash and many other cultural icons.
Asked if he will continue to license his images with other brands and events:, “Absolutely interested. It’s a compliment when asked. I’m happy the shirts and art have attracted other interests and great relationships with lots of friends. I love trying to help others while being creative. Of course want to put most of the focus on the Art, painting, and yet see where it all leads with Skrapper. That said, every relationship is really about the dialogue, and message being sent. So If it excites me I may Bother.”
He continues to work in New York City, Los Angeles and East Hampton.