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Murakami & Abloh

future history

February 21–April 7, 2018
Davies Street, London

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Installation view

Artwork ©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Works Exhibited

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Kyoto Ensō, 2018 Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 55 ½ × 47 ¼ × 2 inches (141 × 120 × 5 cm)©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Kyoto Ensō, 2018

Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 55 ½ × 47 ¼ × 2 inches (141 × 120 × 5 cm)
©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Our Spot 1, 2018 Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 39 ⅜ × 39 ⅜ × 2 inches (100 × 100 × 5 cm)©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Our Spot 1, 2018

Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 39 ⅜ × 39 ⅜ × 2 inches (100 × 100 × 5 cm)
©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Glance past the future, 2018 Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 55 ½ × 47 ¼ inches (141 × 120 cm)© Virgil Abloh and © Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, Glance past the future, 2018

Acrylic on canvas mounted on aluminum frame, 55 ½ × 47 ¼ inches (141 × 120 cm)
© Virgil Abloh and © Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, "TIMES NATURE," 2018 Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 59 × 59 × 2 inches (150 × 150 × 5 cm)©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh, "TIMES NATURE," 2018

Acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 59 × 59 × 2 inches (150 × 150 × 5 cm)
©︎ Virgil Abloh and ©︎ Takashi Murakami

About

We want to see the newest things. That is because we want to see the future, even if only momentarily. It is the moment in which, even if we don’t completely understand what we have glimpsed, we are nonetheless touched by it. This is what we have come to call art.
—Takashi Murakami

We are driven by an innate ambition to make artworks that are shaped by societal observations—in a variety of media—which by their existence produce a new cultural impact.
—Virgil Abloh

Coinciding with London Fashion Week 2018, Gagosian is pleased to present future history, collaborative works by Takashi Murakami and Virgil Abloh.

Working together in Murakami’s Tokyo studio, Murakami and Abloh have produced a unique series of works in which their styles and trademarks intersect in a stream of freewheeling, punkish mash-ups. The two artists, kindred spirits from different sectors of a broader cultural zone, reflect incisively on the signs of the times in which we live.

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