Artist + photographer Andres Serrano has been known for creating works of provocation, including using bodily fluids in them. One notable controversial + scandalous work was the artist’s 1987 ‘Piss Christ’. Not only was ‘Piss Christ’ a photograph of a plastic crucifix submerged in a glass container of Serrano’s own urine, it received government funding which ignited a national scandal. Yet, beauty CAN exist in the oddest of places, a notion Altamont Apparel also shares + brings to life through a collaborative project with Serrano.
This collaboration consists of black t-shirts with four images chosen from the archives of Serrano’s work that they felt will create a motion in not only the design world, but with artists alike. The images include ‘The Morgue’, ‘America’, ‘Baby Black Jesus’ + the infamous, ‘Piss Christ’ (below).
Talk about making a statement by wearing a simple black t-shirt, exhibiting a piece of art + history, from one of America’s greatest provocateurs + brilliant photographic talents!
You can purchase an Andres Serrano for Altamont t-shirt at Altamont Apparel.