“Red Angel/ Angel Rojo”
- Artist Michael Roman
Release # BFLD318
Limited to 150
Beloved artist Michael Roman (1956-2018) created his influencial ‘lattisimo all-over-style’ in New York/San Francisco/Oaxaca Mexico in the 1980/1990’s. ‘Working extensively with Madonna, (see Desperately Seeking Susan), Carlos Santana, the John Coltrane Memorial Church and Reggae Artist Sister Carol, he created signature outfits and environments.
I became acquainted with Michael’s work when we offered a redux of an old design for the band Doughboys. As it turns out, the original art for this Doughboys tee was a Michael Roman design. His fans quickly alerted us to this fact and we immediately reached out to his estate in order to 1: make sure they were not going to sue us; and 2: make sure they were compensated for our new use of this old design.
As it turns out, Kate Razo (Michael’s partner and heir to his estate) is an old punker (see the infamous Yeastie Girlz) as well as an established painter, art dealer, and gallery operator. She’s also incredibly gracious and cool. That leads us to this beautiful Michael Roman design that we are offering for your enjoyment. Hopefully there will be many more Roman T-shirt designs in the future as I’m really excited about wearing his art. -Charles Cardello/ Bifocal Media.
LIMITED TO 150. Printed on Canvas soft cotton tees. Ladies sizes run VERY SMALL.