charity t-shirt designs by ai weiwei
all images courtesy des artistes
chinese conceptual artist ai weiwei, working in collaboration with munich-based
clothing label des artistes has created a limited series of t-shirts for a charity project.
consisting of three separate designs on simple white tees, all the proceeds is going to
doctors without borders/médecins sans frontières (MSF).
‘brain inflation’ features a black and white CT scan of ai weiwei’s hemorrhaging brain
after he was beaten by chinese police force for trying to testify at the trial of a fellow
activist for investigating the deaths of school children in the 2008 sichuan earthquake.
‘hanging man’ consists of a wire clothes hanger which has been twisted to look
like the profile of french surrealist artist, marcel duchamp.
‘hanging man’ by ai weiwei
the last in the series entitled ‘peanuts’ shows an image of hand-painted porcelain replicas of the nut.
‘peanuts’ by ai weiwei
des artistes is an eco-conscious label introducing works from emerging and
notable contemporary artists. every tee uses 100% organic supima cotton
with environmentally friendly water-based inks.