The humble tea towel is one of Third Drawer Down's signature artist products. A practical and fun way to dry the dishes, it can also be stretched onto a canvas and double up as an affordable artwork for the home.
Third Drawer Down Studio and New Museum have worked on a collaborative license to produce the Chris Ofili Afromuses (Couple) tea towels. They were produced for Night and Day (2014), an exhibition showing at the New Exhibition Museum in New York.
Afromuses in its entirety presents over 181 watercolours created by Ofili between 1995-2005. None of the works are intended as actual representations of real people. Instead, they are figurative expressions. These figures emerge from Ofili's personal references and impressions of memory, day-to-day life and art history. The watercolours were digitally printed onto the tea towels preserving the vibrancy of the original colours. With a customised border, these tea towels are intended as a set but are sold individually.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Chris Ofili was born in Manchester, England, in 1968. He currently lives and works in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He received his BA from the Chelsea School of Art in 1991 and his MA from the Royal College of Art in 1993. Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented internationally, including recent shows at the Arts Club of Chicago (2010), Tate Britain, London (2010 and 2005), Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2006), and the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005). He represented Britain in the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and won the Turner Prize in 1998. His works are held in the permanent collections of a number of museums, including the British Museum, London, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Size: 50cm x 70cm