Virgil Abloh has curated a new exhibition “COMING OF AGE” at Los Angeles’ Little Big Man Gallery. Browse some of the images featured in the show above.
The exhibition serves as a connector to Abloh’s SS19 Louis Vuitton campaign that explored an overarching theme of “boyhood” and youth, and includes work from photographers Nobuyoshi Araki, Sandy Kim, Ed Templeton, and Nick Sethi, among others.
Each artist takes ideas around the formative years of boyhood, whether that be social economics, environment, or friends and family, and explores their individual effects. At the exhibition’s opening, the gallery sold zines and limited-edition artist T-shirts in collaboration with Abloh, the latter of which can now be bought online. Browse the designs below, which come from Nobuyoshi Araki, Ari Marcopolous, Nick Waplington, and Niall O’Brien.
Taking to Instagram, Abloh explained that the goal of the exhibition is to create a tangible home for creative work linked to the project. Visitors are invited to make their own personal photo book by selecting images of their favorite artworks and compiling a unique piece of memorabilia from the exhibit.