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T-Shirt with Print of "Sanctified Dancer"

Object Details

Artist
David Bethuel Jamieson
Date
late 20th Century
Medium
cotton, synthetic fabric
Dimensions
24 1/2 × 20 3/16 in. (62.3 × 51.2 cm)
Sleeves: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm)
Caption
Printed from a relief carving, the central image on this t-shirt features a silhouetted figure in motion with enormous shoulders and arms captioned “Sanctified Dancer.” The background of the square image, a textured black and white relief print, suggests swirling air and movement. A tilted red square partially overlapped by the image contrasts with the shape and colors of the larger square. Printing this graphic on a t-shirt, a form of public art, provides the possibility of further movement by the wearer of the garment.
Despite enduring difficulties in his early years, Jamieson went on to study at the University of Vermont in Burlington in 1983, where his career in art began. In addition to focusing on art and American history, Jamieson participated in activist causes to advance diversity at his college and end apartheid in South Africa. David B. Jamieson died due to complications from AIDS in 1992.
Accession Number
2014.0002.0004
Type
t-shirt
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Anacostia Community Museum Collection
Data Source
Anacostia Community Museum
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dl8bdf4c3fc-5681-494c-84be-6a9aea32f067
Record ID
acm_2014.0002.0004
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