In the Media

We know we weren’t the only ones who held tight to the quote Meryl Streep shared (via the late Carrie Fisher) at last year’s Golden Globe Awards: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.” Said during a political climate that was (and still is, for many women) at the very least challenging and at most downright terrifying, Streep’s plea reminded us that there’s a place to channel the frustration and fear some of us have as we fight for reproductive rights and against discrimination.

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"[Sonny Ruscha] Granade believes art can still change the world, playing a vital role in these divided, cynical times. “Art is such a powerful communication tool. It can shine light on important issues,” says Granade, for whom Sexy Beast has provided a kind of emotional, cause-driven fulfillment she’d never before experienced."

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“So many of these artists and designers we’re working with [are] very liberal and politically engaged personally, but there are limited outlets to use their talent and skills to directly benefit causes they personally care about,” said Stegemoeller. “We’re trying to thread the needle for them.”

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Sometimes standing for something you believe in takes more than just a donation ( which is also very excellent ! ). It takes huge action and dedication to the cause to create big change. Sexy Beast has done exactly that for Planned Parenthood.

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Jenny Holzer: Her truisms became a calling card for the #metoo movement...Various photographs and text works by the artist inscribed with the phrase “Abuse of power comes as no surprise” became the visual identity and a rallying cry for the #notsurprised petition.

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Graphic t-shirts have such an importance and resonance now—it's like wearable art, art that communicates a message in a format that people can understand.

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Artist Jenny Holzer and fashion designer Virgil Abloh are no strangers to collaboration. Abloh debuted a massive Off-White presentation at the Pitti Uomo in Florence this past spring, with Holzer’s signature text-based art creating the backdrop to the show.

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Holzer and the Off-White founder paired up to create a limited edition collection of t-shirts that feature Planned Parenthood's mission statement on the back and one of Holzer's most iconic "truisms" on the front: "Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise." (Two other designs have a twist on that: "Abuse of Flower Comes As No Surprise.")

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Since Trump’s election, Planned Parenthood has been at risk of losing important funding, but it seems to have found itself an ally in fashion... Off-White’s Virgil Abloh and artist Jenny Holzer have pooled their talents to support the non-profit organization.

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Having worked together for Off-White’s spring/summer 18 Pitti protest spectacular in Florence earlier this year, the artist and designer are joining forces again to raise money for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles.

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Virgil Abloh & Jenny Holzer Create T-Shirt for Planned Parenthood Featuring Jenny Holzer’s statement “Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise.”

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Contemporary artist Jenny Holzer and clothing designer Virgil Abloh are creating their own unique t-shirts that play off Holzer's quote, "Abuse of power comes as no surprise."

Granade says of the two designers, “Our central goal with Sexy Beast for Planned Parenthood LA is to bring together creative talents across disciplines for the greater good. We could not dream of a better pairing than Jenny and Virgil."

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