Loewe Celebrates David Wojnarowicz

Loewe Celebrates David Wojnarowicz

Jonathan Anderson's capsule collection pays homage to contemporary artist David Wojnarowicz and donates proceeds to Visual AIDS.

Jonathan Anderson's capsule collection pays homage to contemporary artist David Wojnarowicz and donates proceeds to Visual AIDS.

Text: Gretty Garcia

Jonathan Anderson, creative director of Loewe, is in New York to spearhead a project that pays homage to the life, legacy, and artwork of David Wojnarowicz. The capsule series of four T-shirts, on sale for $99 each, are printed with distinct stencil pieces (with the exception of one photographic self portrait) that were hand chosen by Anderson himself along with P.P.O.W–a downtown New York contemporary art gallery that prides itself on being one of the forerunners of showcasing the late artist’s work.

Loewe’s website highlights how Wojnarowicz’s incorporation of “outsider experiences drawn from his personal history as a gay man” inspired cerebral thinkers and activists alike concerned with the intersection of social, political, and cultural issues.

A trip to Printed Matter in New York or the Loewe website itself might be worth a look ASAP, since the shirts are in a limited run of just under 400 per design. The best part, though? The proceeds of the sales from the project will be donated to Visual AIDS, an organization founded in 1988 with the mission of advocating for HIV-positive artists, raising AIDS awareness, and facilitating dialogues by partnering with creative organizations with similar vocations. The project is undoubtedly one of Anderson’s most meritorious and collaborative to date. Check out the capsule collection below!

Credits: IMAGES COURTESY OF LOEWE

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