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Mr. Chow Models ABC X Warhol Capsule for Whitney
Advisory Board Crystals has taken to Instagram to announce an upcoming capsule release.
Entertainment 19 Nov 2018

Advisory Board Crystals has taken to Instagram to announce an upcoming capsule release created in partnership with the shop of Whitney Museum.

The best: the limited edition is modeled by cultural icon and restauranteur Michael Chow, aka Mr. Chow.

The piece in question a long-sleeve crewneck inspired by the “Andy Warhol — From A to B and Back Again” exhibition at the Whitney. Chow was chosen to model, Abc. explains, because “in the ’80s, the Mr. Chow’s on 57th Street in New York was frequented by Andy Warhol.”


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Inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Camouflage Series,” 1987 and created exclusively for the shop at the @whitneymuseum in celebration of the “Andy Warhol from A to B and Back Again” exhibition, Abc. has created a series of 5 unique screen printed designs on long sleeve t shirts in varying color ways and camo styles. Utilizing the process that #Warhol did in his series, Abc. went to their local surplus store to find vintage and new camouflage garments, photographed them, modified them digitally to create imperfections and new color ways, leaving traces of Abc.’s D.I.Y. approach in the translation of the print. Each long sleeve t shirt is hand numbered in limited editions of 100 and features Abc.’s signature info label, back pull-tab, holographic authenticity sticker, and contrast stitching. There will be 5 singular releases throughout the duration of the exhibition, leaving each design to stand alone while in turn, creating a complete series. Available exclusively in person at the #whitneyshop today

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Advisory Board Crystals added, “More so than any other restaurant in history, Mr. Chow’s has been inextricably linked to the contemporary art world since its inception. For example, Cy Twombly is responsible for the famous logo on all the plates and the original matchbooks feature a logo design by Ed Ruscha.
“A seemingly innumerable amount of legendary aspects cement the restaurant as an art world mecca and Michael, better known as M, as a cultural icon.”
Michael Chow has even been the subject of many artworks from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jean Michel Basquiat, Helmut Newton, and Ed Ruscha. Many of which can be seen within the Mr. Chow locations around the world.


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Michael Chow, wearing an Abc. long sleeve t shirt inspired by the exhibition “Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back Again” in partnership with the shop at the @whitneymuseum at the Whitney Museum of American Art Shot by @remington & @heatherhaber More so than any other restaurant in history, Mr. Chow’s has been inextricably linked to the contemporary art world since it’s inception. For example, Cy Twombly is responsible for the famous logo on all the plates and the original matchbooks feature a logo design by Ed Ruscha. A seemingly innumerable amount of legendary aspects cement the restaurant as an art world mecca and Michael, better known as M, as a cultural icon. In the 80s, the Mr. Chow’s on 57th street in New York was frequented by Andy Warhol, whose portrait of Michael Chow can be seen in this photo and on view now at @whitneymuseum exhibition “Andy Warhol- From A to B and Back Again” Michael Chow has even been the subject of many artworks from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, David Hockney, Jean Michel Basquiat, Helmut Newton, and Ed Ruscha. Many of which can be seen within the Mr. Chow locations around the world. Stay tuned for release details. #whitneyshop
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