Girl with Gucci Bag Unisex T-Shirt
A comfortable and lightweight unisex fine art t-shirt, based on the Girl with Gucci Bag painting from Art Unified artist Johan Andersson.
- 100% Polyester construction
- Unisex size – women may prefer to order one size smaller
- Made from start-to-finish in Los Angeles
About the Painting
Girl with Gucci Bag is a reminder of the realities and effects of our consumerism, seeking to redefine iconography and to challenge perspectives by juxtaposing western branding to a wider story. The purpose is not to condemn corporate culture, but rather to reconnect popular products to the process of making them, highlighting its human cost.
With the explosion of social media, we live in a culture of self-elevation, performance and adoration rather than tangible accomplishment. The BRAND FOR LIFE series aims to challenge the superficiality of over-commercialisation, not through measures of shock but, rather, by acknowledging our connection to a wider humanity. The paintings bear no secrets, and are stripped down to just one core product. While the paintings are not commenting on these brands in themselves, the brands shown represent consumer icons as a whole.
About the Artist
After graduating from Central St. Martins in 2008, Johan Andersson became the youngest ever person to be shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award and named as The Independent’s top 20 Artists 2008. His selected work was displayed at the National Portrait Gallery and in the same year he was also selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters prize. Since then Andersson has gone on to exhibit work along side artists including Anish Kapoor, Tracy Emin, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk and Howard Hodgkin, and in 2010 was selected to exhibit work in support of BreakThrough Breast Cancer at The V&A Museum. Andersson has exhibited and sold on the international art market including the Scope Art Fair in Basel and Cutlog in Paris.