Virgil Abloh

Figures of Speech by Virgil Abloh


Virgil Abloh has emerged into one of the biggest artist of this decade; from fashion shows to art galleries he has his hand in just about everything. Abloh got his start in fashion in the early 2000s when his t-shirt designs caught the attention of Kanye, shortly after he joined the inner circle and…well the rest is history. In 2018 he became the Creative Director for Louis Vuitton, the first African American to do so which gave him global recognition. This exhibit at MCA Chicago is this story in a physical space.



AMERICA TOO is the third collaboration this year by Murakami & Abloh; with previous shows “Future History” being in London & “Technicolor 2” in Paris it was only a matter of time before the duo brought a show to USA. The two have a natural chemistry that seems to work well whenever they decide to collaborate on a project. This is not limited to just art, but fashion as well…with Virgil Abloh being the Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, it is likely for them to work together under the high fashion brand seeing as how Takashi Murakami started a relationship with Louis when he designed this bag in 2003. But for now we can appreciate the work they do have out, Gagosian in Beverly Hills was host of “AMERICA TOO” which was on display from October 10th thru the 25th.

For a recap of opening day you can visit their website here and checkout the gallery below.