Thursday, 26 May 2016

Agnes b Artist t shirt series

To celebrate the 40 years of her brand, agnès b. will re-issue
a limited number of some of the most symbolic designs
from the Artist’s T-shirts series since its debut in 1994.

Artists included in the series can be famous or unknown, French or foreign.  From the very outset, in her first boutique on rue du Jour in Paris, agnès b. made T-shirts that reproduced drawings or slogans. In those days, they were all different silkscreen prints produces in-situ with variations in colour and size of the print.

But it was a proposition by Félix González-Torres that kicked off the movement in 1994 – a simple phrase “nobody owns me” on the back of a T-shirt. Printed in a limited-edition of 100, this T-shirt has now become a collector’s item. 

agnès b. has since created a special line of clothing in the of Artists T-shirts, with a label indicating the name of the artist who made it characterizing this special line. The T-shirts are all collaborations between the artist and agnès b. who work together to choose the images, design, colours and details. The T-shirts are often printed in a limited-edition and come become “collectors.”

Since the creation of this line, more than 60 artists, including Kenneth Anger, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Frédéric Bruly-Brouabré, Gilbert & George, John Giorno, Douglas Gordon, Dennis Hopper, Jonone, Seydou Keïta, Harmony Korine, David Lynch, Jim Shaw, Hugues Reip, just to name a few..have accepted agnès’s invitation to design T-shirts. agnès b. also offers this opportunity to young artists, to use a platform to showcase their work.

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