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After taking over the Gagosian Gallery in February to present their Future History exhibition, Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami are back at it with another collaborative showcase at the Paris-based gallery.

The new exhibition, entitled Technicolor 2, puts the spotlight on new artwork between both artists, which was initially teased back in March, depicting their signature styles and trademarks intersecting in a series of vibrant mash-ups.

With the art piece dubbed “Times Nature,” Murakami’s playful and colorful flower sculpture is essentially juxtaposed against Virgil Abloh‘s OFF-WHITE intersecting arrows logo, and rendered in three different variations of color to correlate with the exhibition’s theme.

It’s worth noting that Murakami’s inspiration draws from traditional Japanese painting, Otaku subculture, Western art theory, Hollywood, and hip-hop, while Abloh is linked towards fashion, architecture, and consumer products, that is often deconstructed.

Technicolor 2 will be displayed at the Gagosian Paris starting June 23 until July 22, 2018. If you’re located near or visiting the area, head on over to the official address below.

Gagosian Paris
4 Rue de Ponthieu
75008 Paris, France

Also, in case you missed it, Kanye West and Kid Cudi’s ‘Kids See Ghosts’ album artwork was created by Murakami.

Up next, check out Takashi Murakami explaining why he connects more with sneakerheads than young creators, then after, peep inside Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton studio.

Words by Renz Ofiaza
Staff Writer

Renz Ofiaza is a Staff Writer at Highsnobiety and based in Brooklyn.

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