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Virgil Abloh :

Virgil Abloh : "figures of speech"

Author: Michael Darling; Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.),
Publisher: Munich ; New York : DelMonico Books·Prestel, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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 endeavors have spanned work at Fendi, art directing musical albums, launching a sports-inspired fashion label, developing a multi-platform brand, starting a furniture  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Named Person: Virgil Abloh; Virgil Abloh; Virgil Abloh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Darling; Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.),
ISBN: 9783791358574 379135857X 9783791359007 3791359002
OCLC Number: 1083175835
Notes: "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" organized by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Exhibition itinerary: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, June 10-September 22 2019; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, November 9 2019-March 8 2020; Institute of Contemporary art/Boston, July 1-September 13 2020; Brooklyn Museum, New York, Winter 2020-Spring 2021."
Awards: Winner of 50 Books | 50 Covers 2019
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: 1. Museum. Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" / Michael Darling --
After architecture / Rem Koolhaas --
Plates --
How to be both / Taiye Selasi --
Fashion is the messenger / Lou Stoppard --
The edge of the center / Michael Rock --
Enter the prototype / Samir bantal --
Virgil Abloh: A hundred percent, as told to Anja Aronowsky Cronberg --
Checklist of the exhibition --
2. Index --
3. Archives.
Other Titles: Figures of speech
Responsibility: edited by Michael Darling.


From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book.  Read more...


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"The show's hefty, excellent catalog embraces this spirit, deploying a titillating level of detail."-The New York Times"When Virgil Abloh breathes, his CO2 is practically up on eBay the next day - so Read more...

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