There are only few days left before Brooklyn-based artist, KAWS opens his solo show at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Philadelphia on October 11th. As previously mentioned the artist is working on the institution’s inaugural plinth sculpture, but also, these days he is busy installing his paintings in the galleries of the Historic Landmark Building. From the photos taken from KAWS’ Instagram, we can see that he has prepared a whole new series of his signature tondos in different sizes, but also, a new series of square canvases/panels. These works produce a nice effect with their bright colors and clean graphic lines and shapes, when taken in strong contrast with the building’s classic elements and structure within its hallways and rooms. It’s kind of similar to effect that Murakami got when exhibiting his work in Versailles back in 2010 (covered).
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