"I felt like a sell-out."
At least, though, he seems to have enjoyed designing the jumpsuits. Emblazoned with slogans like "art or fart?" and "i've never had f@cebook, twitt@r, or inst@gram" and "make love like war," Mr. 3000 wore a different outfit each night, occasionally accessorized with a big "Sold Out" price tag.
"It became a theme where I was more excited about this than the actual show," he said. "This is fun, running out in these."
After the tour wrapped, these costumes became the centerpieces of the "i feel ya" exhibit, a collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), which just made its world premiere during Art Basel Miami Beach 2014.
Coinciding with his art show, the rapper also took part in a pair of Basel lectures about "i feel ya." And SCAD has just shared video from his talks at the Design Miami Collector's Breakfast and the exhibition's own panel discussion.
The jumpsuits, along with films and other artwork inspired by Mr. 3000's pithy fashion pieces, will remain on display at Miami's Mana Wynwood till December 14.
Then the exhibit will be packed away. At least until it reemerges at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia, for a sophomore run during the summer of 2015.
So see "i feel ya" now. Or make like André 3000 and just "take more baths" till next year.
Photo by Kat Bein
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"i feel ya: SCAD + Andre 3000 Benjamin." Featuring works from André 3000 of Outkast, Greg Bunkalia, and Jimmy O'Neal. Curated by SCAD's executive director of exhibitions Laurie Ann Farrell. Wednesday, December 3, through Sunday, December 14. Mana Miami, 318 NW 23rd St.., Miami. The exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from December 3 to 7, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from December 8 to 14.