In 1994, following the advice of Cuban artist Felix Gonzales Torrès, agnès b. created a plain white T-shirt with the words “Nobody owns me” written on the back. The t-shirt was a huge success and her Artist’s T-shirt collection began. Since then, many artists have contributed to the agnès b. Artist’s T-shirt collection that appear every season for women, men, and children.
Artist's t-shirts and artist's series
“It’s a work of art and at the same time you live with it, sleep with it, it wears out and you love it all the more, you lose it, someone else finds it, it is passed round. Even if it is not a very valuable object in itself, you become attached to it because it bears a particular significance. It is a formidable medium for a work, ideas, a gag… to affirm oneself, too.”
photo © agnès b., 2004