"Manhattan Blackout" Hurricane Sandy relief T-Shirt
Behind the art
Sebastian Errazuriz’s studio was paralyzed after the hurricane. Unable to work and tired of watching the horrible disaster unfold on the news, Errazuriz decided to design something to help raise much-needed relief funds. This idea occurred to him after seeing the water line marked on the walls of the flooded galleries in New York’s Chelsea art district.
Chilean born, New York based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz was raised in London; took art classes in Washington, film courses in Edinburgh, and a design degree in Santiago. He later received his Master’s in Fine Arts from New York University.
At age 28, Sebastian became the second living South American artist to have work auctioned at Sotheby’s Important Twentieth Century Design. In 2007 Errazuriz was selected one of the top emerging international designers by I.D. Magazine. In 2010 he received the title of Chilean Designer of the Year and in 2011 was selected for the Compasso d’ Oro.
Sebastian Errazuriz’s work has been exhibited alongside the most celebrated architects and designers in over forty international exhibitions. His work has been included in exhibitions and shows at the Copper Hewitt, National Museum of Design in New York, The Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, The Vitra Museum in Weil AM Rheim in Germany, The Museum of Art and Design in New York, The Mint Museum, The Corning Museum of Glass and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago, Chile.
Sebastian’s work has been featured in over 1000 press articles by the specialized media. He has also received critical acclaim from The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, CNN, Good Morning America, and NY1. His work has been featured in multiple books and catalogues and his first monograph “The journey of Sebastian Errazuriz” was published and distributed internationally by Gestalten in 2012.
Sebastian Errazuriz lives and works in New York, and has workshops in Santiago
Courtesy of the artist