Gucci and Antwaun Sargent Host Awol Erizku and Aperture to Celebrate the Launch of Erizku’s New Book: Mystic Parallax

July 2, 2023

In collaboration with Antwaun Sargent and Aperture, Gucci hosted a prestigious event at the Gucci Wooster Bookstore to celebrate the launch of Awol Erizku's latest book, Mystic Parallax. The evening brought together esteemed guests, including notable figures from the art and cultural spheres.

Mystic Parallax, published by Aperture, is a groundbreaking monograph that explores Awol Erizku's expansive artistic vision across various media. Through his work, Erizku critically engages with art history, personal experiences, and Pan-African thought and symbolism. This comprehensive book showcases his multivalent practice and offers an in-depth look into his creative journey.

The event was filled with a vibrant atmosphere as guests mingled, enjoying delectable light bites and cocktails, including a special Ethiopian honey wine paying homage to Awol's heritage. The Gucci Wooster boutique provided an elegant backdrop for the celebration, with attendees also having the opportunity to explore The Bookstore inside the boutique.

Among the notable guests in attendance were Antwaun Sargent, Adam Eli, ASAP Ferg, Cameron Welch, Chase Hall, Deb Willis, Gabriella Karefa Johnson, John Gray, Kathleen Lynch, Kerby Jean Raymond, Lauren Kelly, Lisa Sutcliffe, Lyle Ashton Harris, Michael Famighetti, Quil Lemons, Sanford Biggers, Sarah Meister, Sean Kelly, Whitney Mallett, and Willa Bennett. The gathering was a testament to the profound impact of Awol Erizku's work and its resonance within the artistic community.