Scott King

Nostalgia is a Disease Sweatshirt


Screen Printed 85% Organic Ring-Spun Combed Cotton

15% Recycled Polyster  Crew neck Brushed Sweatshirt

Medium Unisex Fit

Available in S, M, L, & XL




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About the artwork

A new and exclusive organic sweatshirt by British artist Scott King. Screen printed in Cornwall, this unisex medium fit brushed sweatshirt is made from 85% organic ring-spun combed cotton, 15% recycled polyster and has a crew neck finish. The word nostalgia is learned formation of a Greek compound, consisting of nostos, meaning 'homecoming', a Homeric word and algos, meaning 'pain' or 'ache' and was coined by a 17th century medical student to describe the anxieties displayed by Swiss mercenaries fighting away. 

About the artist

King has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions including A New Life in Frigg, Firstsite, Colchester, UK (2018); Welcome to Saxnot, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE CRASH! (Scott King & Matt Worley); Nostalgia for the Jet Age, Timespan, Helmsdale, UK (2018); Welcome to Saxnot, Studio Voltaire, London (2017); Nightmare, curated by ICA London, Lanvin, 32 Savile Row, London, UK (2017); Anish and Antony take Afghanistan, Herald St – Golden Sq, London (2015); Totem Motif, Bortolami, New York, De-Regeneration, Spacex, Exeter, Totem Motif, Between Bridges, Berlin (all 2014); Scott King & Richard Serra, curated by Dominic Molon, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2011); Temporary Eyesore (commissioned by the Architecture Foundation), Bankside, London, and Marxist Disco! Cancelled, Kunstverein Munich, Munich (both 2008).

King previously worked as art director of i-D magazine and creative director of Sleazenation magazine. He has collaborated with numerous influential figures including Wolfgang Tillmans, Michael Clark, Malcolm McLaren, Pet Shop Boys, and Suicide. 

King's latest book, 'The Debrist Manifesto' is available now from - or see @scottkingstudio for details.

King is represented by Herald St, London and Bortolami, New York.

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