In honor of SFMoMA's 75th anniversary this year, Gap has produced t-shirts featuring designs by eight artists: Ed Ruscha, Larry Sultan, Rosana Castrillo Diaz, Simon Evans, Chris Johanson, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee and Leslie Shows, all of whom have had close relationships with the museum over the years.
The collaboration is not the first between the two venerable San Francisco institutions. Gap founders Doris and Don Fisher recently announced a partnership with the museum, agreeing to let SFMOMA house the Fishers' collection of 1,100 pieces of blue-chip contemporary art, including works by Gerhard Richter, Willem de Kooning and Andy Warhol, for the next 25 years. A major exhibition of the Fisher collection will open in summer 2010.
The shirts, which go on sale today, are $24.50 each and are available at Bay area Gap stores and online at SFMoMA's store. All proceeds will go to the museum.
Barry McGee shirt