In the first extensive display of work since his Paris solo last fall, Pay the Debt to Nature (covered), Brooklyn-based artist, KAWS, will only need to send his work over the bridge this time, destined for Honor Fraser’s booth at The Armory Show. The street art icon turned contemporary art mainstay will offer a solo presentation of his pop-infused minimalistic work with the Los Angeles gallery, including a collection of new paintings – like a series of abstract “button”-like round panels – as well a giant sculpture of his iconic “Accomplice”. Renowned for his ability to dismantle and cleverly reassemble pop culture’s most venerable characters with patented bold colors and crisp lines, KAWS has become a formidable player within the fine art world.
As a multi-dimensional craftsman executing his vision in seemingly every imaginable medium – and with machine-like frequency – KAWS has already this year offered up for his collectors a collaborative “distorted” Companion figure with Robert Lazzarini, a unique light bulb set produced with The Standard, and the much talked about Dissected Milo figure set. However, this showing of skills with the brush should hold folks over until his next full solo exhibition in the fall with Honor Fraser in Los Angeles.
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