MONO Gallery, as part of the Stylewalker Day&Night design event during Design Week Budapest 2014, presents: Have you ever wished you could buy those simple, yet stylish T-shirts, that can be seen during the sale season in shop windows? This is your chance now! kissmiklos exhibits 32 personally numbered T-shirts with „SALE“ written on them.
These items are to be purchased in a descending order, so that in the end only one T-shirt will go on sale, the one that is numbered 1 and has a „SOLD“ sign on it. Just opposite to what we got used to during sale season, the items here will be more expensive as they run out of stock.
The first item, the 32/32 is going to cost 4990 HUF, the next one will be 390 HUF more expensive, and so on. The T-shirts are alike and made of the same material. Their price depends on the number, that you can find on the back of the T-shirt. Similar to limited art items, their serial number determines their value.
A simple fashion item becomes an art object. That is the main goal of this exhibition, to play with the concept of the value of these objects. The question arises: do these T-shirts still remain a work of art or become an everyday clothing item after the purchase? The location choice fits the concept: the exhibition is at the Mono art & design Gallery, in the Kossuth Street. The MONO brand has a fashion shop in the same street, and is often associated with its own brand, NUBU. The number of the exhibited T-shirts (33) reflects the age of the artist. Special thanks to Nubu for the T-shirts.