To commemorate its 30th anniversary, streetwear label BAPE® unveils the exclusive BAPE GALLERY ™, which features a global exhibition. Within the BAPE GALLERY ™, items showcased include footwear, apparel, and furniture. There will be 16 collaborative pieces of work by 12 artists displayed in the exhibition.
The exhibition’s first stop will be Beijing, China, from January 12 to June 23, 2023, with subsequent showings in New York and Tokyo. Visitors can view various sections, including BAPE® ART, (B)APETAVERSE Digital Art Experience, BAPE® PLAY, BAPE® HOME, and MERCHANDISING.
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BAPE GALLERY ™ collaborations
For the exclusive BAPE GALLERY ™ exhibition, the collaborative works of 12 artists are on display in the BAPE® ART Space. The 12 artists are Adam Lister, Alvaro Ilizarbe, Arkiv Vilmansa, Eric Inkala, Jasper Wong, LILKOOL, Sam Taylor, Simone Legno, Steven Harrington, Tomotatsu Gima, Oso de Agua, and SHARK SEIJIN.
Inside The BAPE GALLERY™
Inside the exhibition, there are various sections. In the BAPE® ART venue, collaborative pieces are present, featuring the BAPE® camouflage pattern and logo through each artist’s respective vision. Moreover, in the BAPE ® PLAY section, an exhibition of previously released toys is showcased, with skateboards on the wall. Lastly, another mentionable section is the BAPE® HOME area, which features exclusive BAPE® furniture with the iconic logo and colourful camouflage pattern.
BAPE®: A leading Streetwear Brand
Founded by producer, DJ, and Japanese designer Nigo, the streetwear brand BAPE® (also known as A BATHING APE®) has had its fair share of success over the past 30 years. It’s no surprise that the brand has gained popularity in streetwear and fashion, given its prominent and innovative streetwear apparel.