It really should be Lauren blogging about this (she graduated with a major in Art History), but she's out of town and I think this is the best thing since sliced bread.
In conjunction with the Whitney Biennial, Gap is selling limited edition t-shirts designed by well-known and soon-to-be-well-known artists featured in the Whitney Museum's famous exhibition.
The list of artists:
My absolute favorite design is by Barbara Kruger. I've been a huge fan of Kruger since learning about her in my one and only modern art history class (I unfortunately majored in business and economics).
I love this shirt. I want to buy this shirt. There are two reasons why I haven't already punched in my credit card number at gap.com. First, it only comes in mens sizes, which means it might just look incredibly boxy and ridiculous on me. Secondly, the message of the shirt is anti-consumerism, so I'd feel like a big fat hypocrite if I bought it.
Any thoughts? Should I overcome my shame of being a hypocrite and not worry about the size? Or should I just buy a poster of Kruger's artwork and be done with it?