From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multi-hyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book. Virgil Abloh’s story is both quintessentially and subversively American. Born to Ghanaian parents in Rockford, Illinois, he launched his career as a member of Kanye West’s creative team in 2002.
Ever since, his diverse professional and artistic endeavours have spanned work at Fendi, art directing musical albums, launching a sports-inspired fashion label, developing a multi-platform brand, starting a furniture collection, launching a collaborative exhibition with Takashi Murakami, publishing a song, and forming a partnership with Nike.
Most recently he was named artistic director at Louis Vuitton and performed at Lollapalooza. This multi-faceted and vibrant book accompanies the first retrospective of his work, which is being presented in his hometown of Chicago in 2019. Images of his creations in the world of fashion, furniture, graphic arts, architecture, and collaborations with other artists are accompanied by essays that view his work through the lens of the African diaspora and explore his remarkable fluidity between high and low culture.
Author: Michael Darling Size: 230mm x 305mm Pages: 496 pages Publisher: Prestel Publishing ISBN: 978-3-79135-857-4
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