Edward Burra’s famous skeletons dance across this long-sleeved t-shirt, printed on-demand on your choice of grey, navy, black or white organic cotton.
Burra’s ghostly scene shows four brightly coloured skeletons dancing together, under a smiling, skull-faced moon. It combines the humorous with the macabre: the brightness of the bony party scene is thrown into sharp contrast by the darkness around them, with a gallows looming against the dark sky.
Measuring tips – for your chest size, measure all round your chest just below your armpits. For waist, measure round your waistline (where your trousers would button up).
Extra Small: chest 86 cm, waist 71 cm.
Small: chest 91 cm, waist 76 cm.
Medium: chest 96 cm, waist 81 cm.
Large: chest 102 cm, waist 86 cm.
Extra Large: 112 cm, waist 91 cm.
Wash cool, hang dry.
About the artist
Edward Burra (1905 – 1976) was a British painter, illustrator and stage designer. He studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art, and became known for his skill at drawing figures. He mainly worked using watercolour and tempera, and sometimes collage oil paints, and was a member of the English Surrealist group, exhibiting in the now-famous London International Surrealist Exhibition, 1936. Opposed to all forms of cruelty and repression, he is well known for his paintings of the urban underworld, black culture and the Harlem scene of the 1930s, some of which form part of Tate’s collection.
About our manufacturer
We’ve partnered with Teemill for our collection of print-on-demand apparel featuring a choice of Tate artwork designs. A sustainable, forward-thinking company, their garments are made in a wind-and-solar powered, SA8000 Certified factory in India dedicated to the fair treatment of workers, using organic sustainably produced cotton. They’re printed using low-waste digital printing tech and vegan inks that conform to the GOTS/Soil Association organic criteria and are never tested on animals. The garments are printed with your chosen design on demand in Teemill’s Isle of Wight factory, so there’s no overstock and no waste, and they’re shipped to you in plastic-free, recyclable packaging (which is also great for colouring-in).
If looked after well, your t-shirt should last for years, and at the end of its life you can use the QR code on the label to send it back to Teemill, where it’ll be turned back into usable material and made into new t-shirts.
Delivery & returns
We aim to deliver shop products within:
UK – 1-2 weeks
European Union – 2-4 weeks
Rest of world – 2-4 weeks
Neon lights will be delivered in 2-4 weeks, as they are made in small batches and shipped separately from other items.
We currently offer free standard delivery on UK orders over £60. Please note that this is offer is valid only online. Our other delivery costs are as follows.
For orders under £60:
UK – £3.60 per order
European Union – £15 per order
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £28 per order
Due to the nature of our Limited Edition artworks, Tate offers rates for packaging materials to sufficiently protect the works and a fully insured, door-to-door courier service, for both UK and international shipping.
UK – FREE
USA – £80 each
European Union – £120 each
Rest of world (including non-EU European countries) – £150 each
Food & Wine
Our collection of food and wine is only available for delivery in the UK. We currently offer free delivery on wine orders over £100, using a specialist white glove service within the M25 area.
Wine: UK only – £20 per order
Please note that our wines can only be purchased by those aged 18 years and over. Customers will be asked to provide proof of age upon delivery.
Here’s more information on delivery.
Refunds & returns
Please contact our customer service team within 45 days if you need to return anything from your order. We will be happy to offer you a full refund, replacement or exchange on any items excluding custom prints, face coverings and pierced earrings.
Unfortunately, after 14 working days we cannot refund any delivery charges or cover the cost of returning the item. You can contact our customer service team by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).
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