Gucci’s Ken Scott florals feature on walls around the world

As part of the Florentine brand's ArtWalls project, Ken Scott's floral prints are emblazoned on buildings around the globe, from London to Shanghai

Gucci Ken Scott ArtWalls in London
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Our appreciation for the outdoors is ever increasing, particularly as we continue to spend extended periods indoors. Lucky Londoners can reap the rewards of a meditative lockdown stroll around the East End's Brick Lane, which currently boasts a blooming mural of sorbet-pink flowers from the archive of 20th-century painter and textile artist Ken Scott. The painting comes courtesy of Gucci's ArtWalls project, which also sees artworks painted on façades in Milan, Manhattan, Shanghai and Hong Kong. 

The Gucci Ken Scott collaboration first came into bloom for the brand’s Resort 2021 Epilogue collection, which sees Scott's signature floral designs, from peonies to roses, poppies to sunflowers, swathed across accessories, footwear and ready-to-wear. Scott, who initially rose to prominence in his native US, and was supported by Peggy Guggenheim, moved from New York to Milan in the 1950s. There, he launched his own printed textile company, Falconetto. New Gucci prints also bring together GG and KS initials, and feature exuberant 1970s-inspired patterns, including Scott's ‘Giardino d’Aprile’, or ‘April Garden’.

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Gucci's ArtWall series has previously celebrated a range of subjects, recreating advertising imagery by Glen Luchford; revelling it the relaunch of the brand’s jet set-centric ‘Jackie’ bag; marking the debut of the Gucci Beauty lipstick range; and depicting a portait of Marina Abramovic in honour of Gucci’s Maurizio Cattelan-curated ‘The Artist is Present’ exhibition in Shanghai. Just like the Gucci Ken Scott pieces, which will bring a hippyish hit of flower power to any outfit, think of the brand's latest murals as petal-focused pick-me-ups.