The relationship between Acne Studios and art has always been close. Today, the Stockholm-based Swedish brand decided to pay tribute to the incredible talent of American artist Larry Stanton with an exhibition curated by Fabio Cherstich and set up inside the Acne store spaces in Milan’s Piazza del Carmine, open to the public from Nov. 3 until Nov. 27.
Thirty-eight years after his passing, Stanton died tragically from AIDS-related complications at only 37 years old, Acne Studios wanted to bring back the important body of work created by the artist.
The exhibition will not stop in the city of Milan alone but will be itinerant, moving until February and touching down in Tokyo, Seoul and New York, all always set up in the brand’s boutiques.
Alongside the capsule collection created for the occasion – consisting of two T-shirts, a scarf and a blanket – original drawings, works and archival images of the New York-raised artist will be on display.
Larry Stanton was an important member of the New York queer community, managing to capture with his art the joy of gay life in the 1970s and 1980s. His works are an explosive mix of freedom, friendship, fun and sex. He left behind, however, an important body of work. Stanton’s legacy is celebrated in Acne Paper issue 17 ‘Atticus’, which features an extensive portfolio of the artist’s paintings, drawings, and previously unpublished photographs.
Acne Studios’ exhibition dedicated to Larry Stanton in Milan will be open to the public at the brand’s store in Piazza del Carmine until November 27, while the capsule collection dedicated to the American artist is already available both online che nelle boutique Acne Studios.
Tutto il ricavato delle vendite della capsule saranno devoluti a Visual Aids, un’organizzazione nata nel 1988 con sede a New York, da sempre impegnata nella sensibilizzazione di questa malattia ancora molto, troppo diffusa.