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Basquiat “Irony of a Negro Policeman” Unisex T-shirt

$ 60.00

This is a lightweight cotton t-shirt featuring Basquiat's provocative work, Irony of a Negro Policeman. Printed artwork appears on the front with a printed detail on the left sleeve.

100% combed cotton jersey

  • 100% lightweight combed cotton jersey in white
  • Unisex, Adult size XS-XL, Slim fit (order one size up if you prefer a more generous fit)
  • Made in the USA
  • Machine wash cold with like colors; Do not bleach; Do not iron design 

About the artwork Basquiat’s Irony of Negro Policeman depicts his belief that African Americans were subjected to the dominance and control of a white male oppressive policing system.  It is also a critique of members of his own race, as he found it ironic that the oppressed should wear the uniform of the oppressor.

Image: Irony of a Negro Policeman, 1981
© Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Licensed by Artestar, New York