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Under Arrest (Cause You're the Best) is a collaborative project between J Christopher (of1000kings) and Battle Tees. This effort was made by both… Read More
Under Arrest (Cause You're the Best) is a collaborative project between J Christopher (of1000kings) and Battle Tees. This effort was made by both parties to strengthen the relationship between the Artist and the t-shirt as a media for the Artist. This release presents four high-fashion t-shirts featuring the illustrated portraits of President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Karl Lagerfeld and Serge Gainsbourg. Each individual was chosen based upon a particular personality trait they possessed to a high degree: swag, fame, style and charisma. These pop personalities are 'wanted' by the rest of us in reality tv cultures; we want these people for these particular traits and we want to be them for the same reason. In this release we celebrated these amazing personalities while also commenting on our needs for excessively indulgent personalities in modern 'reality tv' cultures. Each purchase of a tee through Battle Tees is also accompanied by a poster of each of the four illustrations; a pretty awesome gift. Read Less
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of1000kings vs Battle Tees:  Under Arrest (Cause You're the Best)
     Under Arrest (Cause You're the Best) is the culmination of a collaboration with Battle Tees.  Battle Tees and I share a similar goal:  strengthen the bond between Art and the tee as a media for the Artist.  This collaborative release is the first 'Artist series' presented by Battle Tees, but given their philosophy it will be an ongoing effort.  The tee is a perfect mass-media for the Art and the Artist, it's just up to us to put it out there.

     Under Arrest is a collection of four illustrated portraits presenting 'pop' individuals based upon a particular character trait that the individual possesses in high esteem.  The four portraits include President Barack Obama (swag), Lady Gaga (fame), Karl Lagerfeld (style) and Serge Gainsbourg (charisma).  These particular traits were chosen because they are an excess of personality that many of us in 'reality tv' cultures strive to gain for ourselves.  The aim of the project was to celebrate these amazing personalities while also commenting on this need for all of us in society to want these people, and our want to be them.

     The t-shirt is a tremendous modern media for Artists to maintain sustainability and for Art to maintain relevance in cultures that increasingly forget the value of Art to society; it's time to jump on board and represent your love for all that Art represents. 

     These tees are available through Battle Tees:  each tee is limited to a production of 100 (for both mens' and womens').  As an added bonus each tee purchase comes with a poster print of each of the four illustrations;  it's the merging of Art and Apparel.