~SOLD TO WIGGS: LAST 2 ALFREDO MARTINEZ PRISON DRAWING T-SHIRTS – $80 ea.
SOLD TO WIGGS . . . on JUNE 21, 2011.
you can catch WIGGS, yourself: @FWiggs
THE LAST 2 – of a LIMITED EDITION of 12 – ‘ALFREDO MARTINEZ DRAWING FROM PRISON’ – T-SHIRTS. (plus 2 A.P./ARTIST PROOFS)
SOLD FOR $80 ea. – one to wear & one to keep.
these T-SHIRTS were the very first . . . under the radar . . . FOR SALE listing on artlovers. under the IF I HAD $200 – column, natch . . .
WIGGS saw the posting first & put his $$ down. LIKE they say: the early bird gets the worm.
see: the original T-SHIRT post /IF I HAD $200
the t-shirts were produced by me.
they are my first limited edition production, so far: NANCY SMITH IMPRINT: 01.
yeah, that’s right: be looking for more.
they are a numbered limited edition of 12 – and no more, I ain’t DAMIEN HIRST – and maybe I shouldn’t be so proud of that – coz while he be laughing all the way to the ‘dot’ bank – I’m thinking: food stamps ? just like 3/4 of the rest – of this sorry town.
anyways . . . they are also noteworthy because . . .
they were custom silkscreened – by the late great MARK ENGER, himself – of EXPLODING SKY WORLDWIDE.
they were produced in JULY 2003 – while Alfredo was still in prison – for that little BASQUIAT CAPER.
ALFREDO smuggled out this pencil drawing on ruled notebook paper – of himself on food strike – to me, through the regular mail. one of the reasons he went on hunger strike – was because they would not let him do any art – and it made him crazy. . . not to mention deeply in-bred authority issues . . . one of the most common denominators – of the whole damn crew.
but, JOSH called it: WE LIVE IN PUBLIC. PSEUDO. JUPITER COMMUNICATIONS, though not in that order . . . think about it.
. . . FACEBOOK is becoming more and more evil – every day. more real life hardcore stalking action, or what. soon gonna be just as wild, as we were. the true grit WE LIVE IN PUBLIC – forget the preppy stuff – as we speak. you can now ‘follow’ people like on twitter – by ‘subscription’ i.e. without their permission.
you can already tag photos – without permission . . . sounds just like 24/7 WE LIVE IN PUBLIC surveillance – to me.
these last 2 t-shirts – were actually additionally signed and dated by Alfredo – himself, last summer JUNE 21, 2011 – at Josh’s ex-loft in Williamsburg.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH