The general reception of Abloh’s work often straddled the line between fierce contestation and euphoric celebration. Yet, as the outpouring of grief upon the announcement of his death showed, it is his “immaterial” legacy – his kindness, generosity, and readiness to variously lift others – that shifted culture. Abloh understood his job, but perhaps more importantly, he understood the assignment. Read my obituary of Virgil Abloh in the March 2022 Issue of Texte Zur Kunst #125