OVO Sound boss Drake is leveling up with his art collection. The hip-hop star hit up social media to flex an eye-bursting new piece of artwork.
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 is delighted to welcome Virgil Abloh as its new Men’s Artistic Director. His first show will take place in June during Men’s Fashion Week in Paris. pic.twitter.com/4aEOH7T9J8
— 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)