ACNE STUDIOS LOVES LARRY STANTON
2022 / 2023
Acne Studios presents a capsule collection and exhibition series celebrating the life and work of the late artist Larry Stanton
Almost 40 years after his death, Acne Studios is celebrating the artistic talent of Larry Stanton with a special capsule collection featuring his artworks and a series of site-specific exhibitions curated by Fabio Cherstich in the Acne Studios stores in Milan, Tokyo, Seoul and New York. Cherstich is curator of the Exhibition and founder of The Estate of Larry Stanton alongside Stanton’s partner Arthur Lambert. The project came about after Stanton’s work was included in a special portfolio of artists in the new Acne Paper issue #17, Atticus and aims to present the work of this outstanding artist, who in the span of only a few years of activity, created an important body of work using very different techniques: painting, drawing, photography, and video.
The “Acne Studios Loves Larry Stanton” capsule collection emulates the late artist’s characterful portraiture and expressive use of colour. It includes two cotton t-shirts, a purple one featuring a self-portrait and an off-white one with bright all caps words Stanton proclaimed in drawings while hospitalised: “I’m going to make it”. An inkjet-printed foulard scarf of Stanton’s swimming pool paintings, a jacquard blanket with a portrait and two lamps with another Stanton swimming pool painting printed on the lampshades. The collection will be available in Acne Studios stores worldwide and online at acnestudios.com from 3 November.
The site-specific exhibitions feature everything from original works by Stanton, films and stills from the archive, a selection of original notebooks and contact sheets, and content narrated by Cherstich.