The sixth series of the Essential Artists collection features the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, one of the best known artists of his generation and widely considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. His career in art spanned the late 1970s through the 1980s until his death in 1988 at the age of 27.
The 1800 Essential Artists collection, which began in 2008 with 12 unique bottle designs, is an opportunity to collaborate with and showcase the talents of urban artists in a unique mix of palette and palate. In recent years, tequila has emerged as the discerning drink du jour, appearing on many of the country’s premier cocktail menus and winning over the discriminating tastes of a younger, modern crowd with its clean flavor and unmistakable kick. Through the launch of Essential Artists, 1800 brings a contemporary, artistic edge to the tequila category.
These limited-run bottles, filled with 1800 Silver Tequila, become instant collectors' items.
Each year, 1,800 of each Essential Artists bottle are produced.