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Willie Cole's Black Art Matters T-Shirt

Willie Cole's Black Art Matters T-Shirt

By Willie Cole

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Made in USA 
  • 100% Cotton
  • Black
  • Single-color screen print on the front and back
  • Machine washable
  • Made in the USA
  • A portion of proceeds supports Wells Bring Hope

Explore related artwork by Willie Cole at the Chrysler Museum

Product Details

  • Product type: T-Shirt
  • Shipping weight: 3.0 lb (48.0 oz; 1361 g)
  • SKU010003874

About the Artist, Willie Cole

Willie Cole

The Mission of Willie Cole’s Black Art Matters initiative is to advocate for Black Artists, bringing Black art up-close and up-front to cultural destinations around the world. Black Art Matters is Black imagination at work for a better world.

Saving Lives

10% of the proceeds from the sale of Willie Cole’s Black Art Matters merchandise is donated to Wells Bring Hope, whose mission is saving lives with safe water. Learn more and donate at wellsbringhope.org.

Willie Cole’s art is in the permanent collection of major museums including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; The Museum of Modern Art, NYC; The Newark Museum of Art, Newark and the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia.

About the Design

Since 1988, Willie Cole has repeatedly returned to the iron to conjure multiple meanings and associations. His technique consists of scorching a raw canvas with a steam iron until the surface starts to burn. The iron imagery suggests domestic labor and traditional femininity, perhaps honoring his mother’s and grandmother’s work as housekeepers. The scorched marks also speak to painful aspects of African American history. The hull-like shape recalls images of slave ships packed tightly with human cargo, and the burnt surface suggests the way slave owners sometimes branded the enslaved.

Size Chart

Soft-washed, side-seamed, tightly knit, with a tear-away label. 100% combed ring-spun cotton with an ultra-soft hand. 30 Single, 4.3 oz fabric. Made in Bangladesh. Printed in USA.

  S M L XL 2XL
Chest Width (in) 18 20 22 24 26
Chest Width (cm) 45.7 50.8 55.9 61 66
Body length from High Point Shoulder (in) 28 29 30 31 32
Body length from High Point Shoulder (cm) 71.1 73.6 76.2 78.7 81.2

Care Instructions

 Wash Warm

Machine wash warm, inside-out, with like colors.

Non-chlorine bleach only when needed.
Only non-chlorine bleach when needed.
Tumble dry low

Tumble dry low.

Do not iron. Do not iron if decorated.
Do not dry clean
Do not dry clean.

100% No Sweatshops & Eco-friendly 

 
Eco-Friendly
We are a green company through and through. By focusing on energy reduction, water reduction and waste reduction, we analyze every stage of our production process—taking every opportunity to minimize our ecological footprint. Our ultra-efficient dye machines save over 24 million gallons of water a week and our manufacturing facilities produce almost zero landfill.
USA Strong
Here at BELLA+CANVAS, we have a USA-strong approach to production. This means that almost the entire manufacturing process takes place right here in America. We’re designing it here, dyeing it here and cutting it here. The garments are then assembled in the U.S. or Central America. All of our production is 100% sweatshop-free and Platinum W.R.A.P. Certified.

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Thank You for your Support

Your purchase supports the mission and programs of the Chrysler Museum of Art (including the Perry Glass Studio, and the Moses Myers House). We couldn't do what we do without you. Thank you.

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