T-Shirts
I have designed a few T-shirts over the years. "Please Buy My Art" was designed for Art Basel week in Miami. I figured the text was what everyone (artists, dealers, and collectors) was thinking, so why not put it on a shirt?
I also created two "fake" museum T-shirts. The first T-shirt was a fake souvenir for a controversial exhibtion called "Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery in Contemporary Art" which was held at the Jewish Museum in New York in 2002. I visited the exhibition and was surprised by the lack of souvenir merchandise in the gift shop (in contrast to the Metropolitan Museum, where to leave any special exhibition you have to walk through a gift shop). Since the museum didn't offer any souvenirs for the show, I decided to design one. The T-Shirt features a large Nazi Flag and very small text stating the name, date, and venue for the "Mirroring Evil" exhibition. I wore the shirt during a "wearable art" exhibition called waar that was curated by Andrew Andrew. A photographer from Vice Magazine took a picture during waar and I wound up in the "Vice Do's" section of the magazine, which prompted some angry letters. The picture is also included in the Vice Do's and Dont's Book.
The second museum T-Shirt I designed was for the 2004 Whitney Biennial. I sold my Bootlegs outside of the Whitney Museum during the opening week of the Biennial and decided to sell a Bootleg T-Shirt in addition to the paintings. The T-shirts list the names of all of the artists who participated in the Biennial, with my own name inserted amongst the others. Although I wasn't "officially" included in the Biennial, I felt that my Bootlegs were just as much a part of the show as the rest of the artwork, so why not include myself on the list?