Photo: Lucas Blair
NADA New York, Armory Week’s hippest art fair, opens its sixth edition on March 2. In celebration, they’ve partnered with Print All Over Me on a collection curated by Gordon Robichaux and featuring the work of ten drag performers. It’s called “Contemporary Drag” and it has everything from a purple, dog-covered tank top to a pouch covered in eyeballs adorned with Katy Perry-level fake lashes. There’s also a t-shirt with a jarring self-portrait-as-scared-clown motif, which actually seems like a pretty appropriate thing to be wearing around these days.
Artists include Chris of Hur, Jimmy Paul, Juwelia, La’fem Ladosha, Lady Bunny, Linda Simpson, Patti Spliff, Sasha Velour, Tabboo! and Tyler Ashley. Each piece in the collection attempts to capture its designer’s unique sense of style. For example, Patti Spliff — yep, a drag homage to Patti Smith with a weed pun thrown in for good measure — produced a minimalist, black-and-white braided motif that echoes her signature hairstyle.
Each item is limited edition and you can get them now on Print All Over Me or wait until the fair. Prices range from $28 for Spliff’s tote to $72 for the aforementioned neoprene eyeball clutch designed by Lady Bunny.
This isn’t the first time NADA has collaborated with Print All Over Me, a platform that allows artists and designers to easily add their own work to shoppable goods. They’ve done covetable Mira Dancy-printed dresses, cheeky Elizabeth Jaeger totes and the requisite logoed beach towels. In fact, it’s honestly gotten kind of hard to walk into the fair without seeing art-adjacent things to buy (last year they had Maiyet bags!). Geez, guys, it’s bad enough I can’t afford the art you sell and now you’re showing me clothing I want too?