Summer has been heating up and of all the group shows popping up as everyone enters the break before fall – Bill Brady in Kansas City has some of the most hotness with a four person showcase. Entitled OK, I’ll Rename It, this exhibition puts together four artistic peers that have shown together in various combinations of galleries & group shows, but this marks the first time Erik Parker, KAWS, Todd “REAS” James and Tomoo Gokita have shared the stage for a smashing demonstration of their creativity. Check […]
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Followers of KAWS and his pop culture infused abstractions have always been impressed with his clean lifework and impeccable attention to detail. Taking a look at his Brooklyn studio, designed by Wonderwall in 2013, one can see similarities in the street turned contemporary artist’s taste in architecture. The light-infused and wide open work space will definitely come in handy as he prepares for his show in Los Angeles, coming up in a couple months. Via Hypebeast. Discuss KAWS here.
On September 13th, the fans of KAWS in Los Angeles will get what they have been waiting for the last several years – a solo show form the Brooklyn-based artist in the City of Angels. Held at Honor Fraser, the site of his last exhibition in LA (covered here & here), the showing will feature the street turned contemporary artist’s increasingly complex pop culture influenced abstractions. Take a look at this in-studio shot of the work in progress… Discuss KAWS here.
Last Thursday, Javier Lopez Gallery, presented the Knock Knock group show exhibition to fans in Spain. It featured works from contemporary artists whose work is influenced by comics like Kaws, Faile, Yoshitomo Nara, and comic artists themselves like Vanderbroucke & El Roto as well as underground comic visionaries, Robert Crumb, or graphic novel artists like Art Spiegelman and Chris Ware. In the upper floor of this wonderful gallery located in the outskirts of Madrid, there was a simple and amazing Snoopy Kaws acrylic on board right next to […]
Now in its third year, Frieze New York is no longer merely the new-kid-on-the-block fair trying to challenge the dominance of The Armory Show (covered 1 & 2) but instead has settled in and solidified it’s place in NYC’s art calendar. As in the past two iterations, Frieze NY 2014, which opened late last week, brought together some of the world’s top galleries, who in turn brought artworks from many of the world’s most acclaimed artists. And although there were plenty of jaw-dropping works to be […]
KAWS aka Brian Donnelly just opened his big European museum exhibition, curated by Fernando Francés, at CAC Malaga. Titled Final Days, this is his first museum solo outside USA, and similar to his recent US shows and events at the end of last year (New York, KC, PAFA), this showing will coordinate with his solo that opened in Madrid back in Feb (covered). The new body of work will continue the Brooklyn-based artist’s series of large scale sculptures by presenting five versions of his familiar figures carved in wood which will […]
Four years since his solo with the same gallery (covered), KAWS is back in Madrid with a new show entitled Play Your Part at Galeria Javier Lopez. With seven large works (4 large tondos and 3 custom shaped canvas pieces), the NYC-based artist introduced his newest paintings to the old continent collectors and art fans. The fresh pieces combine elements from the different phases in his artistic development, such as abstract segments and his version of cartoon characters, which is the type of work he’s been […]
Currently showing at the Design Exchange in Toronto is a show curated by Pharrell Williams entitled This Is Not A Toy. An avid collector himself, the American singer, songwriter, and producer has lent his expertise to the exhibition dedicated to the rise of the “art toy.” As referenced in the title of the show, the Canadian museum seeks to examine the fine line between art and design object. Photo credit: Arash Moallemi. Via Designboom.
Coming up on February, one of the shows we will be looking forward to will be KAWS’ new solo at Galeria Javier Lopez in Madrid. Entitled PLAY YOUR PART, the exhibition will be a followup to the street turned contemporary artist’s showing there in 2010 (covered). Take a look at some more preview images below, gleaned from KAWS’ Instagram and plan to be there on the 20th when the doors open. Discuss KAWS here.