AM was living large at the exclusive release party for “Stickers: Stuck-Up Piece of Crap,” an amazing book just published by Rizzoli chronicling stickers in contemporary music, design and art. The passion-project of DB Burkeman – drum and bass DJ and jack-of-all-trades, “Stickers” contains images of approximately 4,000 pieces from Barry McGee, Kaws, ESPO, Neckface, Shepard Fairey and many many more. For a lot more background and info about the book, check out this extensive interview with DB by our friends at The Art Collectors. […]
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One of the most exciting shows we’ve recalled writing about that takes place in New Hampshire is coming up. SugiPOP! is co-curated by Beau Basse of LeBasse Projects and will take up residence at the Portsmouth Museum of Art. It is an exhibition centered around Sugi (meaning “too much”), which is contemporary art inspired by anime, manga and comics. It includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos and original artwork used to make anime films and manga comics. The show includes pieces created in the 19th century […]
After “Passing Through” Hong Kong in a giant way (covered), KAWS will be bringing his unique brand of pop art to Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin on November 6th. It was at Perrotin’s Miami location in 2008 where KAWS made some of his first major waves in the fine art world with the Pharrell “curated” exhibit, Saturated, showing the public for the first time some of his impressively rendered, large scale Smurfs and Spongebob themed works. Although he has shown work in a previous group exhibit at […]
Kaws recently opened his “Passing Through” exhibition in Tsim Sha Tsui at the popular Harbour City complex in Hong Kong. The show appears to be a semi-retrospective (see pics a full retrospective here) featuring many of his classic as well as new art figures, sure to be a hit among his many collectors in Asia. Although there did not appear to be any new original paintings as many had hoped, there were some drawings included, a rarity for the artist – and of course the […]
You probably remember when we reported on the perfect collaboration between KAWS’ signature double x’s and Dos Equis, translated as two x’s. Take a look at a rare interview with the artist, all caught on video as he talks shop on a whole variety of topics. If you haven’t seen the pics from the launch party of the limited edition bottles and packaging in Mexico City, take a look here. Part II of the interview after the jump…
Last month we brought you a teaser of Kaws with his ginormous 5 meter high companion. Created to greet guests entering Kowloon’s Harbour City in for Hong Kong, the awe inspiring figure has arrived safely for it’s October 3rd opening entitled “Passing Through”. It appears that the city is preparing for the opening with assorted character wall paper installations to compliment the exhibition at the main entrances. There will also be specialized Kaws items available including shirts, mugs & stickers in their shop commemorating this event. Wish we […]
It looks like Kaws has some “big” things planned for Asia this October. Take a look at this huge sculpture he’s working on for the “Passing Through” exhibition at Harbour City, one of the biggest shopping venues in Hong Kong. The hand positioning is reminiscent of the collaboration he did with Yue Minjun back in 2008. Discuss KAWS here.
When we first confirmed the imminent release of KAWS’ Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket figures back in June, we didn’t have any details yet as to the price or date of release. If you remember, these were first seen at the fantastic retrospective the Dos Sequis drinking artist put on at the Aldrich Contemporary in Connecticut. Well, now word is these will be released at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo on August 28th for approximately $200 with other associated retailers getting their shipment a couple weeks […]
We’ve heard rumors of a wooden Companion figure from KAWS for a while now but haven’t seen any images… until now – from the recent Dos Sequis video! In these studio shots, the figure appears to be approximately 10 inches tall, but no word yet on general release details. We guess that KAWS fanatics, who have already been waiting for the Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket figures to drop, will be adding this to their want list although this is sure to be limited and expensive. […]
You may remember when we first passed along the news that KAWS was collaborating with Dos Equis in creating a specially packaged version of their popular beer. Now, the Mexican company, whose name translates to “two x’s” has released a promotional video of the “creative process” from the street turned contemporary artist whose signature imagery also includes “two x’s”. Via Hypebeast. Discuss Kaws here.