Kaws waxes philosphical in this new video from Nowness in their series of artist interviews for this year’s Art Basel. As he talks about life, we get a glimpse at some new work featuring some bold new colors heading out to different shows at this year’s fair including OHWOW’s group show and Emmanuel Perrotin’s booth. He’ll also be signing as well at the OHWOW bookstore at Miami’s Standard Hotel on December 3rd for those interested. Discuss KAWS here.
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In continuing the build up for OHWOW’s much anticipated seasonal group exhibition, It Ain’t Fair (teased), we have a few more preview images to share from some of the contributing artists. With a lineup that includes Daniel Arsham, Scott Campbell, Julia Chiang, Dan Colen, André Ethier, Friends With You, Phil Frost, Michael Genovese, Luis Gispert, Gustavo Godoy, Tomoo Gokita, Diana Al-Hadid, Trenton Doyle-Hancock, Julia Ziegler-Haynes, Michael St. John, KAWS, Robert Lazzarini, Nate Lowman, Brendan Lynch, Ari Marcopoulos, Barry McGee, Neck Face, José Parlá, Rey Parlá, […]
As Art Basel Miami Beach continues to strengthen it’s foothold as one of the premiere global contemporary art fairs, South Beach native OHWOW will yet again be an important player in the week’s festivities with their third installment of the now famous It Ain’t Fair. With many of the local gallery’s own roster of artists, along with many returning cross-genre art superstars from last years ambitious showing (covered), the annual well-endowed group exhibition will be required viewing for all traveling down to The Sunshine State […]
KAWS (piece pictured above), Jack Pierson, Taryn Simon, Mark Bradford, and Alexandra Grant are some of the artists who graciously donated (some in association with their respective galleries) artwork to the Angel Art Auction 2010, taking place Nov 18. If you’ve ever attempted to purchase a KAWS original, you know how hard it is to just get the opportunity to buy one. Now, you just need to be the highest bidder and it’s yours! Plus, you will be contributing money to a worthy cause. The […]
For those who recently looked on in envy as KAWS fans got to meet their idol at a book signing at Colette in Paris while he was in town for his solo show at Emmanuel Perrotin, here is another chance for you (well, if you live in Los Angeles). The NY-based artist returns to the site of his solo in early 2009 (covered) at Honor Fraser on November 20th (2-4pm). This video from Highsnobiety might give you an idea of what to expect, and if […]
Street artist turned pop icon KAWS unveiled a new body of work, entitled Pay the Debt to Nature (previewed), at the Paris branch of Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin last night. Highlighting his immediately identifiable style though a collection of new acrylic paintings, the most well-known cartoon character of the 21st century took center stage in signature KAWS fashion. With clean lines and bold colors, Spongebob was dissected into puzzle-like fragments and pieced back together into multi-panel assemblages, a unique technique first seen early this year during […]
It looks like KAWS is set up to open his newest solo show, “Pay the Debt to Nature”, this Saturday night at the Parisian branch of the Emmanuel Perrotin Gallery. Along with his continued exploration of his “double x” pop abstracts, you can expect more of his large-scale sculptural works as well, although not as large as the piece in Hong Kong. More preview images after the jump..
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. […]
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 […]