Drizzy hopped on Instagram Wednesday (October 10) to share the Virgil Abloh and Takashi Murakami-created design.
Taskashi is widely known for piecing together unique and game-changing artwork.
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so it was nothing hardcore. I was just a tame-ish otaku and did nothing close to snorting cocaine through the nose and screaming nonsense like a punk rock musician. Still, I did have a girlfriend or two so I enjoyed my lukewarm youth in my otaku way to a degree, and the resulting healthy blood circulation through my brain would be the source of my creative instantaneous force. As I age, however, all manners of bodily and mental functions are becoming dull and whenever I decide to paint, I now simply must focus on painting; I can no longer scoop up any new ideas unless I dive deep into the world of my painting for hours and days on end. I’m 56 at the time of this writing/painting. In the past 4 years, the process of aging has been speeding up exponentially and I have to spend ever longer immersed in my head in order to dig deep in to a given theme. It’s suffocating, as though I’m holding my breath and diving underwater. Right at this moment, as I write this text on this painting, I have been under for about a week without taking a breath, so to be honest I feel like crying for help. When I’m lucky, I can snatch an idea quickly by diving into my brain, but if not, I must spend crosslegged inside my head for 10 days to 3 weeks like Daruma (Bodhidharma). If I unthinkingly have a sip of sake and relax my brain, the preceding several days I spent focused would be wasted, so I really can’t let my guard down. I can understand the reason why a painter, a writer, or a musician would gradually lose their mind or kill themselves. Because the only way to arrive at a fresh idea is for one to crack open the shell of one's self and expose what is within, one may endure such a process. The only people who can survive are those who can shrug it off. Once I manage to snatch the tail of an idea, I must then transport a fragment of it to a completely different region of my brain, which is a relaxed region. Just earlier I said relaxing is no good, but there are various regions in my brain each dedicated to creating paintings, making movies and animations, producing hamburgers, running a company, operating galleries, or managing artists,
Back in March, a slew of hip-hop artists celebrated Virgil landing a huge Louis Vuitton executive position.
— Louis Vuitton (@LouisVuitton) March 26, 2018
Louis Vuitton’s top executive previously dished on his determination to add Virgil’s talent to the brand’s roster.
In a statement, Michael Burke, Chairman and CEO of Louis Vuitton, says that “having followed with great interest Virgil’s ascent since he worked with me at Fendi in 2006, I am thrilled to see how his innate creativity and disruptive approach have made him so relevant, not just in the world of fashion but in popular culture today.” (Forbes)
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