Valuations: Gallerist and Entrepreneur Easy Otabor on the Wardrobe Items He Holds Dear and the ‘Wickedly Smart’ Art of David Leggett

  • November 21, 2022
  • 1 Min Read

So much of the art world orbits around questions of value, not only in term of appraisals and price tags, but also: What is worthy of your time in These Times, as well as your energy, your attention, and yes, your hard-earned cash?

What is the math that you do to determine something’s meaning and worth? What moves you? What enriches your life? In this new series, we’re asking individuals from the art world and beyond about the valuations that they make at a personal level.

Since his early days at Chicago’s RSVP Gallery, the concept retail space of the late Virgil Abloh and Don Crawley, Isimeme “Easy” Otabor has been known for his wealth of knowledge across fashion, music, and contemporary art.

He’s continued mixing it up over the years, launching the likes of Infinite Archives, with clothing inspired by defining moments in pop culture history. Recently, the brand collaborated with KAWS on a special-edition tee shirt, with all proceeds benefiting Theaster Gates’s nonprofit Rebuild Foundation.