MrGeometric worked with IKONICK to create the ICON SERIES. This capsule collection featured Muhammad Ali, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley. For each of these pieces, MrGeometric worked with their respect estates to create art which captured and represented their essence in his art style.
Hundreds of these limited edition pieces were sold on IKONICK's platform.
The "Thrilla in Manilla"- still one of the greatest bouts in Boxing history. MrGeometric took inspiration from Ali's "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee", to capture the essence of one of these stings. These stings landed time after time on Frazier, compounding till he couldn't see out of his left eye. Ali went on to win this epic fight after 14 rounds.
The "Rumble in the Jungle". Leading up to this fight, Ali taunted his opponent George Foreman- ""Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can't hit what his eyes can't see. Now you see me, now you don't. George thinks he will, but I know he won't." Having been stung by the People's Champion, Foreman is on his knees- knocked out in the 8th round.
"I never quite understood it, this sex symbol. I always thought symbols were those things you clash together! That's the trouble, a sex symbol becomes a thing. I just hate to be a thing. But if I'm going to be a symbol of something I'd rather have it sex than some other things they've got symbols of." Despite not wanting to be known as a sex symbol, Marilyn is certainly known as the quintessential sex symbol of the 20th century. Symbols take on a life of their own, and live on forever in people's minds and memories. MrGeometric captures this legendary everlasting sex symbol in "infinitely marilyn".
Still one of the most iconic images in history. Even though it occured 60 years ago, Marilyn's photo after midnight above the subway great on the corner of New York’s Lexington Ave and 52nd Street is still imprinted on the minds of most living people. Those who were there would've seen it- the motion, the dynamism. MrGeometric wanted to bring that motion back into this iconic image- and he has done so with "grate breeze".
Elvis' spangled jumpsuits are iconic. His voice is majestic. His music ebbs and flows. MrGeometric has drawn inspiration from these three sources, to give birth to a three pronged shape that encompasses this trilogy.
Elvis' manager gifted the famous gold lamé suit to "The Memphis Flash". Even though it was early in his career, it was clear that Elvis needed a suit to suite his future stature. MrGeometric captures his on-stage persona by combining this extravagant suit with the spangled and studded designs later seen on his outlandish outfits.