Wales Bonner continues their hot streak as they unveil yet another collaborative collection, this time hitting up American artist Kerry James Marshall for a new limited-edition capsule.
With all proceeds going towards the Study and Struggle charity, which is a group that “organises against criminalisation and incarceration in Mississippi through mutual aid, political education, and community building”, Wales Bonner and Kerry James Marshall have unveiled this limited-edition garment capsule. The mini-capsule sees two t-shirts released, with both pieces utilising the work of the Alabama artist who often bases his work around realism and the Black experience. The first out of the two takes details from Marshall’s Lost Boys: AKA Black Sonny (1993) and includes it on an earth-toned t-shirt, with the second being an original image made especially for Wales Bonner, one which comes printed onto a vibrant yellow t-shirt.
In a statement released via the Wales Bonner Instagram account, brand founder Grace Wales Bonner stated the following:
“It is a profound honour to collaborate with Kerry James Marshall on this capsule collection – an artist whose practice was foremost in my mind when I first conceived of Wales Bonner in 2014. […] These paintings illuminate the poignant reality of lives lost, honouring them with presence and dignity. I hope that all who invest in these special T-Shirts will revere and cherish these images as I do, and share in my happiness that proceeds from the collection will be directed towards the essential goals of freedom and justice.”
The Wales Bonner x Kerry James Marshall capsule is available to buy now via the Wales Bonner website.
PHOTO CREDIT: @tylersphotos (via Instagram)