By  on May 8, 2018

After a successful opening at La Triennale di Milano last December, Rick Owens’ retrospective, “Subhuman Inhuman Superhuman,” has crossed the Atlantic. However, you won’t find it exhibited at an art museum. Owens’ body of work has taken up residence through June 3 at Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue flagship, with a satellite exhibit at the retailer’s downtown store. 

The show — Barneys’ first exhibition — captures nearly a quarter century of Owens’ innovation and influence, illustrating the evolution of his career as a fashion designer and artist. The retrospective features a re-creation of his earth work sculptures, which he described as “the idea of shapeless primordiality and eternity. Against a white space, I wanted to have a very primal element. It really is supposed to represent something urgent, a kind of a creative primal force that we all have.”

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