Yesterday saw the opening of Asia’s preeminent art fair, Art Basel Hong Kong, housed in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC). With a strong tilt towards galleries based in the region, the fair boasted over 170 booths with a plethora of worthy art for collectors and fans to enjoy. Here are some of the highlights for us including a huge piece from Mr. (seen above), different versions of the new Murakami sculpts, a section dedicated to Yayoi Kusama sculptures, and much more. The [...]
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It’s been a while since we first announced the release of KAWS’ COMPANION: PASSING THROUGH figure. For those who were lucky enough to add the first two colorways and want to complete the trifecta or for those who want one last chance to add the sculpt to your collection, tomorrow at 12 noon (Eastern Time), he will be selling the last black version on his webstore. Good luck out there! Discuss KAWS here.
Just hours ago, Murakami’s Kaikai Kiki Gallery in Tokyo hosted the opening of KAWS‘ latest solo show entitled Ohh… The exhibition has been a long time coming for the NY-based artist’s fans and collectors in Japan, also home to his OriginalFake store. Along with exploring a slightly different color palette with rectangular pieces, some of his popular tondo paintings were also included in this new body of work. Although his love for SpongeBob is present throughout, the centerpieces of the show saw the return of two [...]
Tomorrow night (May 2nd) in Tokyo, KAWS will be opening a new solo show entitled Ohhh… at the Kaikai Kiki Gallery. Combining the rare talents of the New York-based artist in the setting of Japan art god Takashi Murakami’s showspace is sure to lead to a star-packed reception as well as a feeding frenzy among his local fans and those that have flown in for the exhibition. For those who aren’t in town, take a look at some preview images of the work below… Discuss [...]
This week’s Rewind feature is headlined by a Fragmentos, a fantastic new film detailing Vhils and his work in Brazil. The footage follows Mr. Farto and his crew as they work on making their imprint on various walls in Rio de Janeiro mixed with a montage of local flavor. Other notable videos include: Jasper Wong x Avant/Garde Diaries – The Simple Beauty of Just Coloring TrustoCorp bombs an abandoned theme park. New Rijksmuseum opening. Tilda Swinton sleeps in a box at MoMA. Samuel Bayer, discusses [...]
As we shared with you last month, today was the unveiling of KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. Fans were on hand to witness the shy character in its new location (also see Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth) as well as to chat and get items signed by the New York-based artist. This event was only a teaser for the main event coming up in October when a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition is planned for the [...]
Starting on April 11th, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station will be the next location to host KAWS’ 16-feet-tall COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) sculpture. If you remember, the shy sculptural rendition (soon to be released as a limited edition) of one of the NY-based artist’s most iconic characters has already delighted fans in Hong Kong, Conneticut, New York, Atlanta, and Fort Worth. Even more exciting, the guest appearance will only be a preview to a larger Sculpture Plinth Exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), opening [...]
After speaking out against a bootleg figure stylized after his massive Passing Through Companion sculpture, KAWS has announced the officially release of his own vinyl sculpt. If you remember the impressive piece was first seen in Hong Kong, followed up by a showing at The Aldrich, then at in NY at The Standard Hotel, followed by an appearance at his museum show in Atlanta, and finally at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Look for a mid-April drop date. Discuss KAWS here.
For the completists out there (see original colorway) or those that just want new figure from KAWS that is a remix of one of his classic characters, you may be interested to hear that that the Mono and Black versions of his Resting Place Companion is set to be released. Many of them will be released through a lottery system for those lining up at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on February 23rd and hopefully some will hit Kawsone shortly thereafter. Photo credit: Jump Jump Tokyo. [...]
KAWS announces the end of OriginalFake via Instagram. Van Gogh’s Sunflowers slowly turning brown as a result of exposure to LED lighting. Printed Matter talks about the devastation from Superstorm Sandy on NPR. The College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota will close its doors forever in June due to recession. Chris D’Amelio will close his gallery and join David Zwirner at his. More than 100 paintings by H. Widayat stolen from the H. Widayat Museum in Central Java. Picasso murals under threat as Oslo considers [...]