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Andre 3000's jumpsuits are works of art, apparently

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Throughout OutKast’s reunion tour, Andre 3000 wore 47 different jumpsuits, each emblazoned with a different phrase on it. So at the end of the tour, what does one do with so many jumpsuits?

Instead of leaving them lying around his home, Andre decided to donate the threads to a new exhibit in Miami.

All 47 will will be on display as part of “ feel ya: SCAD + André 3000 Benjamin,” the Savannah College of Art and Design in Miami, Fla., from Dec. 3 through Dec. 14.

The suits were originally created for this year’s reunion tour, which celebrated OutKast’s 20-year history. Phrases on the suits included range from “sorry I forgot to call you back” to “children of the cornbread.” (Perhaps seeing all of the phrases in one place will shed light on their meaning.)

“The diverse group of people that come to Miami for Art Basel Miami Beach are the right audience to see this for the first time,” Andre 3000 said in a statement about the collection. Though presumably he doesn’t intend for the jumpsuits to inspire those actually hanging out on the beaches of Miami.

The exhibit is curated by SCAD’s executive director of exhibitions, Laurie Ann Farrell. In addition to the celebration of OutKast’s tour, the exhibit will also include an experimental film from filmmaker Greg Brunkalla and large-scale abstract paintings from painter Jimmy O’Neal.