Dandy Lion T-Shirt - The Garden Gates

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Dandy Lion T-Shirt

'Dandy Lion' T-Shirt custom designed for The Garden Gates by New Orleans artist Matt Rinar Get to Know Matt:   Matt Rinard, born October 24, 1964, was dropped by his...

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'Dandy Lion' T-Shirt custom designed for The Garden Gates by New Orleans artist Matt Rinar

Get to Know Matt:


Matt Rinard, born October 24, 1964, was dropped by his grandmother twice when he was a year old. To avoid any further brain damage, his family moved every three years. By age thirteen, he had lived in six states. His father, an overbearing Admiral in the Navy, urged Matt not to go into art but ‘’to get a real job’’. Nevertheless Matt attended N.O.C.C.A. (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts) and later graduated from Florida State University with a degree in graphic design. He tried desperately to find a job but everyone knew he had been dropped on his head as an infant and was damaged goods. Finally in 1988, after a brief stint as a high school teacher, Matt launched Spilled Inc., an art publishing enterprise. The business still adheres to Matt’s time worn philosophy:

‘’If my parents like it, it won’t sell’’

Even today Matt gets input from his parents and torches anything they like. Constant sources of inspiration are his two four-legged children and his beautiful wife Cam. Matt is the official artist for the Krewe of Barkus. He was commissioned by designer David Dart to create an exclusive clothing line for Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s. He has a greeting card line that is available in stores throughout North America. He was selected by the Gronou Jazz Festival in Germany to be their official artist.

Matt is slowly trying to expand his global empire. Japan, England, Australia, Canada, Germany, France and the United States are currently the only countries in the world where you can buy this well produced, witty art. Currently Matt is talking to an engineer at NASA about putting humor in space. Although the gravity of the humor won’t be the same.

The artist was commissioned by the Navy League to paint the USS New Orleans, a 3.1 billion dollar amphibious combatant that was built in south Louisiana.


All Fountains, Grills, Furniture, and larger heavy items all come standard with 'Free Shipping: and a liftgate is included in our 'Free Shipping' policy.

Regarding 'Free Shipping' Items

No item featuring 'Free Shipping' ( Campania International, Bella Notte Linens, Grills-etc.) can be overnighted. Many of these items are custom manufactured to order. These items ship via freight or UPS. If you need an item expedited, please contact one of our shipping experts at 1.877.780.66991.877.780.6699 to discuss charges for after hours deliveries or special circumstances that we needs to be brought to our attention, and we will attempt to accommodate any request. Refusal of products that have been shipped for free will result in transportation costs to and from the shipping destination as well as a 25% restocking fee.

 Shipping Policy

During the checkout process, shipping will be calculated on all products based on live shipping rates with our partner shippers. If your product ships for 'free', then there will be no additional cost to ship the product within the continental United States. 'Free Shipping' only applies to the continental United States. If you need something shipped to Alaska or Hawaii, please call 1-877-780-66991-877-780-6699 for a shipping quote. Products that ship free will be shipped 4-10 business days (transit time) shipped with FEDEX Home delivery and USPS SmartPost. Oversized products may ship via FEDEX Home Delivery or common carrier depending on the shipping location. TGGS, LLC  does offer faster shipping options on products that ship free, during the checkout process if your selection has expedited shipping option, you may choose those during checkout. For orders with multiple items, items may ship separately based on availability. We reserve the right to change shipping fees due to glitches in our checkout system; you will be notified of these changes in shipping costs before being charged.

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Many of the heavier items such as those made with cast stone or the oversized items such as furniture, will ship with an LTL (less than truckload) Freight truck. This process is simple, however, there are a few points to know when receiving your order.

  • Please inform us of any special circumstances at the time you place your order. Additional services that are requested at the time of delivery will result in further delays when receiving your item.
  • The free shipping option is for all of the products. For our oversized items this service stops at your CURBSIDE. If you need us to arrange a special WHITE GLOVE DELIVERY please email orders@thegardengates.com for a quote. Our logistics team will be happy to help make this process easy for you.
  • If there is a delay when receiving your delivery and storage fees are charged. The amount will be the responsibility of the consumer. Please communicate with us with regards to any special needs for your delivery at the time the order is placed to avoid this circumstance.
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  • At the time of delivery please inspect your order. Please note on the BOL (delivery ticket) PENDING INTERNAL INSPECTION. Please note any defects on the packing and take pictures. In the rare event that your item is damaged in shipping, this information is vital in processing your claim and resolving quickly.

Price Guarantee Policy:

Price Match Guarantee

We work very hard to ensure that we offer the absolute best prices online.  If you find another online store that offers a lower price then us within sixty days of your purchase date, please let us know, and we will refund your original payment for the difference.  We want you to feel confident that you are getting the absolute best price for the product you are ordering.  If you find that our website has a lower price for the same item you have ordered within sixty days of your purchase date will refund the difference as well. 

To request your partial refund simply e-mail us( price@thegardengates.com) a link to the same product on our website, or on our competitor's website within 60 days from the date of your order and we will process the credit accordingly.


Our 100% Price Guarantee Details:

  • You must purchase the item from our website before requesting your Price Match Guarantee
  • Promotions such as rebates and buy one, get one free offer are not eligible
  • The item must be in stock on the competitor's website
  • The competitor must be an online store; they may not have a retail location
  • The website can not be a discounter or auction website (i.e., eBay, Amazon, Shopzilla, Overstock, etc..)
  • The competitor must be an Authorized Retailer for the product in question
  • The Price Match Guarantee includes the item price and the shipping charges, light gate services, packing, and handling charges; it excludes sales tax

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