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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

National Gallery unveils a Warhol tee-shirt

The National Gallery of Art has been a little slow in producing tee-shirts that advertise its blockbuster shows.

Only this year did the museum overcome this reluctance and sell tee-shirts for the exhibition “Canaletto and His Rivals” and “Gauguin: Maker of Myth.”

But the Andy Warhol show, which opens September 25, was
Andy Warhol tee-shirt on sale at National Gallery (Courtesy of National Gallery of Art)
crying out for some kind of wearable collectible.

At a press preview Tuesday, the museum unveiled the Warhol shirt. It is based on a design by Warhol for a Velvet Underground & Nico album cover.

The black shirt has Warhol’s signature underneath a huge banana.

By  |  08:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

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