New York Street Graffiti T-Shirt, Lower East Side Mural Collection Launched

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Sarah James Jazz Merch announces the launch of a new series of long-sleeve T-shirts featuring New York City graffiti images. The apparel brand designed the shirts for hippies, creative people, graffiti lovers, and enthusiasts of outsider art, street art, and street murals.

Sarah James Jazz Merch has recently expanded their collection of cozy, versatile T-shirts displaying unique New York City art images with “We Rise By Lifting Others – Elephant”. The centerpiece of the shirt is an image of a street mural depicting the Hindu deity Ganesh in the form of a pink elephant and the message “Rise by lifting others.”

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The collection’s newest addition is manufactured by Gildan and is available in six different colors – white, black, red, blue, purple, and green. Each article is fashioned out of pre-shrunk, heavy cotton for a soft touch on the skin, and its shoulder-to-shoulder taping makes for an accommodating fit. Sizes range from small to 3XL.

Sarah James captured the T-shirt’s image in the early spring of 2023 on a building wall on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, on the corner of 6th Street and 1st Avenue. Since then, the image has been painted over many times, but its vibrant colors, uplifting message, and artistry have been preserved on the new T-shirts.

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The new T-shirts are not only artistically interesting but also well-made and comfortable, as one satisfied customer attests: “One thing about these tees is the comfiness factor. Also, they are soft, sturdy, and machine washable. I love mine! They make absolutely fun gifts, and they are totally unique.”

Native New Yorker Sarah James is a multi-instrumentalist and singer with a focus on jazz, as well as a composer, songwriter, producer, poet, photographer, and documentary filmmaker. Her love of art clearly carries over into her photography and merchandise.

“I’m in search of artwork that speaks to me,” Ms. James says of her photography. “Most times the work of the artist makes me think about a feeling that is being conveyed with immediacy. Many times, I feel the loss, the confusion, and the spirituality of the artist come through in the images in a way that is rough, free, raw, and unencumbered by intellect. It feels very direct.”

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