"ARROWS AND FLOWER", 2018 is a collaborative work by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and the late Virgil Abloh, who was the Louis Vuitton Men’s Artistic Director. The work was exhibited in TECHNICOLOR 2 at Gagosian Paris.
In "ARROWS AND FLOWER", 2018, Murakami's iconic, smiling flower motif is emerged with Abloh's signature four-point arrow logo. The fusion of each artist's trademark iconography signals two different worlds coming together - the resulting artwork achieves a vision made possible by collaboration.
"I like that collaborating is evidence of being human. This is what happens when you join two people that are similar but very different. Our works of art are born from that dialogue." - Virgil Abloh
"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. That is what we have come to call art." - Takashi Murakami
Upper Level, by Designer Eyes