Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Richard Prince... "T-Shirt Paintings: Hippie Punk"

Down on the Bowery in NYC you will see a T-Shirt hanging in a gallery for 65 grand. And that's on the low, the high end range could hit $125,000! Surprised, shocked? I didn't think so... It is NYC and these T-Shirt paintings are by The artist Richard Prince. The 31 paintings dating from the mid-80's to the present were all created on old beefy T-Shirts stretched over wood or canvas. These t-shirts reflect the personal work of Prince because each one came out of whatever he was working on at the time. The paintings vary in theme and style. Some of the images include evidence of his pop-cultural obsessions (all layered in paint) a Led Zeppelin decal, Woodstock, a Jimi Hendrix image and even a few stenciled jokes... "I went to see a psychiatrist. He said, 'Tell me everything.' I did and now he's doing my act" is one. It gave me a nice chuckle. If you are in the neighborhood pop into Salon 94 Bowery, 243 Bowery and check out the show but hurry it's only open through June 26. But don't fret there's still plenty of time to get down there from The Upper East Side!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Steve McQueen: The T

"The king of cool" was his nickname. And I can't think of a guy that is cooler than Steve McQueen. Just look at him: Not only physically gorgeous but he emulated sexiness without (I'm sure) even trying. He was a real guy's guy. Besides being a famous movie star he professionally drove race cars, motorcycles and an avid dirt bike rider. He didn't mind getting a bit dirty. I found this image online and could not resist posting it. This is not a famous T worth any value (as far as I know) but I thought it to be a much worthy addition to the blog. Steve McQueen died at the young age of 50. But his legacy will live on and be remembered forever...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Valentino makes T-Shirt's?

Oh Yes! Valentino is making t-shirts. Most brands are reinventing themselves today to draw new customers. But Valentino wants to join the daylight hours with their long established clientele. And perhaps, well, I'm sure the T's will add a whole new crop of devotee's. Give the ladies something to wear for breakfast, lunch or happy hour. Simple. But these T's are not so simple. Using Couture dressmaking techniques the chief designers of Valentino (Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli) are taking their T to a whole new level. Choose from a short list of ten styles ranging in price from $590-$1980. Remember this is Valentino! And how can we forget. Sequins, tulle and crinoline... Delectable. What a perfect addition this season for the urban princess. And this is just the beginning...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Tavi's Teeeeeeee

Tavi Gevinson the uber popular Style Rookie Blogger has collaborated with Borders & Frontiers in London to create a very cool t-shirt. And more so, it was inspired by the Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2008 collection. I stumbled on this Tee at the MOCA shop in downtown LA. I was drawn to it immediately. I am not a big printed T-Shirt girl personally but the graphic drew me in all the way to the register. The design is hand printed on a 100% certified organic cotton. It comes in two metallic (sorry just the graphic, don't think anyone has figured out how to create organic metallic yet!) versions as well. Of-course I chose the black. This might not be Tavi's fav but I sure took a liking to it... P.S. The hang tag is one of the coolest I've seen around!