The founder of Infinite Archives, Isimeme “Easy” Otabor, recently opened his own contemporary art gallery called Anthony Gallery in central Chicago.
The opening exhibition of the gallery is titled “Unite Through Culture” and is centered on a partnership with the world-famous footwear and sportswear brand Jordan, with a look at the Retro Air Jordan 11 “Bred” whose official release date is next December 14. Inside the exhibition, there are numerous paintings depicting both the basketball player Michael Jordan and the shoes. Each painting at Unite Through Culture was created by different artists such as Kosuke Kawamura, Corey Black, Matt McCormick, George Bayliss, ADE Makinde, Wu Yue and Jacob Rochester. Their works honor and meticulously interpret His Airness‘ athletic career, particularly in 1996, when he played with the original Air Jordan 11 “Bred” sneaker. The latter is present in multiple pairs in an installation. All Air Jordan’s are connected to the ceiling by laces.
During the opening event of the gallery, a corner was inserted where it was possible to purchase the official merchandising, the proceeds of which were donated to an art and athletics program at the high school of Otabor, Hillcrest High School.
Anthony Gallery will officially open on reservation from December 9. For more information, visit the gallery’s Instagram page!