Limited Edition

Merike Estna, Burning Star, (T-shirt). Design B. Courtesy of the artist
Merike Estna, Burning Star, (T-shirt). Design D. Courtesy of the artist
Merike Estna, Burning Star, (T-shirt). Design C. Courtesy of the artist
Merike Estna, Burning Star, (T-shirt). Design E. Courtesy of the artist
Merike Estna, Burning Star, (T-shirt). Design A. Courtesy of the artist
Merike Estna
Burning Star (T-shirt)
Merike Estna

Burning Star (T-shirt), 2017
100% Cotton

$150 plus shipping and handling

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For inquiries and/or alternate forms of payment, please contact Art in General;
Teriha Yaegashi at email: [email protected] or tel: 212-219-0473 ext.105.

A limited edition t-shirt has been produced in conjunction with Merike Estna’s performance, Red Herring, presented as part of Merike Estna and Maria Metsalu: Soft Scrub, Hard Body, Liquid Presence. The t-shirt is inspired by Estna’s multidimensional painting works—including textiles and rugs, as well as canvas—that question the diminished value of traditional female labor.

The Burning Star series has a total of 5 different designs of shirts, shorts, and bomber jackets. Each piece is part of a limited edition of 3 plus an artist copy. T-shirts can be ordered in any size, from XS-XXL. Purchases are limited to 1 per transaction. When paying by Paypal, please specify in the comments section the size and design that you would like to order.

You are invited to burn your own Burning Star T-shirt as much as you would like. For burning, it is recommended that you use matches, a small unpainted metal plate, and a wet towel. Light the fabric while placed on the plate, starting from the edges. As soon as the fire grows, tap it with the wet towel to put the flames out. Repeat until you are happy with your Burning Star t-shirt.

Burning Stas shirts can be machine washed with cold water and with similar colors. Tumble dry on low heat.

Merike Estna, born in 1980, is an Estonian artist whose work inscribes the vocabularies of painting onto scenery and stage design, inviting visitors to activate her artworks with artist-made drinks, snacks, and napkins. Her recent work questions the gendered separations of painting, craft discourses, and digital communication. She graduated from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a Bachelor’s degree in Painting, and from Goldsmiths College, University of London with a Master’s degree in Fine Art Practice. Her work is featured in current and upcoming exhibitions at London Kunstraum; SIC Gallery in Helsinki, Finland; Karen Huber Gallery in Mexico City; and Kim? Riga.