This limited-edition t-shirt features the work of Mr. Wash and is one of two produced by UGG® to commemorate and their sponsorship of the opening weekend of Made in LA 2020. The shirts are sold at the Hammer and UGG.com.
Made in LA artist Fulton Leroy Washington (AKA Mr. Wash) adopted drawing, painting and creative storytelling while in jail, where he spent twenty-one years after being convicted of a nonviolent drug offense in the late 1990s. The inconceivable sentence at the time was life imprisonment, a policy set during the era of the “War on Drugs”, however President Barack Obama commuted his sentence and granted him clemency in 2016.
View the FEEL ____ interview with Mr. Wash here.
MR. WASH’s first subjects were his fellow inmates; he created elaborate photorealistic portraits of his cohort, often setting them in idyllic landscapes, dressed in civilian clothing and free. Other portraits depicted the inmates’ psychological fissures, including large tears drawn on their faces; some portraits were adorned with paintings within the paintings of fears or anxieties the subjects had shared with their portraitist.
100% combed and ring-spun cotton
XS Chest 16 /12" Length 27"
S Chest 18" Length 28"
M Chest 20" Length 29"
L Chest 22" Length 30"
XL Chest 24" Length 31"