Chris Beckman Paints for Polo

Chris Beckman has moved from the canvas to denim in a new series of work for Polo Jeans Co. A limited edition of 600 hand painted jeans, inspired by Chris’s work, will be sold to help promote the denim company’s GIVE (Get Involved. Volunteer. Exceed.) program to encourage community service.

I was skeptical of how good these would look, but given the opportunity to inspect them more closely I was pleasantly surprised. Though intentionally applied, the painting appears random and natural– like I had locked myself in the studio for a week, obsessively painting without changing my clothes. The cut, Townshend, is quite good as well– they’re good butt jeans!