Queen Abolition Icon Tee

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Price: 45$45.00
Member Price: 40.5$40.50
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Size Guide
Unisex
(Cotton)
Note: All measurements are approximate. Items may not be offered in all of the sizes listed.
Chest Length Sleeve Length
XS 17 1/2'' 27'' 7''
S 19'' 28'' 7 1/2''
M 20 1/2'' 29'' 8''
L 22'' 30'' 8 1/2''
XL 24'' 31'' 9''
XXL 26'' 32'' 9 1/2''
Description

Our unisex tee features a detail from Queen Abolition (2021) by the esteemed artist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator, Roberto Lugo (American, b. 1981). Lugo’s formal training as a ceramicist informs the classical sensibility of his decorative motifs—evocative of traditional Asian and European pottery and reimagined with visual elements of modern urban graffiti. Working primarily with porcelain, Lugo subverts the material’s aristocratic associations with hand-painted images that evoke powerful themes of social and racial justice and equity. His creations often include portraits of political, cultural, and historical icons such as Dr. Cornel West, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Sojourner Truth.

This item was made in honor of Before Yesterday We Could Fly: An Afrofuturist Period Room. Furnished with objects from The Met collection, from Bamileke beadwork and 19th-century American ceramics to contemporary art and design that celebrates rich and diverse traditions, this installation presents a speculative home for the descendants of Seneca Village. This predominantly Black settlement flourished in the 19th century just a few hundred yards from the Museum's current site before it was destroyed by the City of New York in 1857 to make way for Central Park. Acknowledging that injustice, the exhibition asks: What if this community had the opportunity to grow and thrive?

Our unisex tee features a detail from Queen Abolition (2021) by the esteemed artist, social activist, spoken word poet, and educator, Roberto Lugo (American, b. 1981). Lugo’s formal training as a ceramicist informs the classical sensibility of his decorative motifs—evocative of traditional Asian and European pottery and reimagined with visual elements of modern urban graffiti. Working primarily with porcelain, Lugo subverts the material’s aristocratic associations with hand-painted images that evoke powerful themes of social and racial justice and equity. His creations often include portraits of political, cultural, and historical icons such as Dr. Cornel West, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Sojourner Truth.

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Details
  • 100% cotton
  • Crew neck
  • Tagless
  • Short sleeves
  • Machine wash
  • Made in the USA
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