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Openings: KAWS – “Pass The Blame” @ Galerie Perrotin (New York)

KAWS certainly has had a busy schedule in the last couple of weeks with multiple openings that drew huge crowds. The Brooklyn-based artist in the last month or so has opened UPS AND DOWN at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City and a show at the PAFA in Philadelphia. On top of all these, he opened concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery, which we covered here, and at Galerie Perrotin last weekend (November 2nd). Here’s a recap of the exhibition entitled PASS THE […]

Openings: KAWS @ Mary Boone Gallery (Chelsea)

Continuing his spate of strong showings recently, KAWS opened one of two shows over the weekend in New York at the Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea. For this space, the Brooklyn-based artist created three new wooden sculptures, over eighteen feet high, in a style first seen in Switzerland for a showing for Basel week. These three monumental wooden companions were displayed along with three eight foot tondos. We’ll have photos for you soon from the other showing at Galerie Perrotin, but for now, enjoy more photos below […]

Openings: Galerie Perrotin – “Art Carnival Park” @ Russian Tea Room

In anticipation for the second exhibition at Galerie Perrotin’s New York outpost, we bring you an inside look at the art party of the year (thus far). After the grand opening of the exhibition with Paola Pivi, a list of the who’s who in the New York art scene arrived last month at the Russian Tea Room for a special Art Carnival Park. Emmanuel Perrotin, known for throwing some of the most creative and festive events, transformed the famed venue into an incredible state fair […]

Releases: KAWS Silkscreen Print Portfolio

Prolific NYC-based artist KAWS has been very active lately showing his paintings & sculptures at art fairs & museums. After the FIAC art fair in France, two museum shows in the US at the PAFA (covered) and Nerman Museum (covered), and only few days before opening a solo show at Galerie Perrotin in NYC, the artist announced the release of a silkscreen prints portfolio on his Instagram. According to the information given, the edition will only be 100 and the release is planned soon via Kawsone.com. As seen on the studio […]

Openings: KAWS “UPS AND DOWNS” @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Over the weekend, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City opened up a new show from KAWS entitled UPS AND DOWNS. The NY-based artist has been on a roll recently (also see PAFA, BAM, MTV, Basel, Tokyo) and it looks like he still has a couple more high profile shows scheduled before the end of the year. For his fans in KC, he prepared a series of of his tondos, character based abstractions, and a large version of his Resting Place Companion. Take a look at more photos below… Photo […]

Previews: KAWS “UPS AND DOWNS” @ Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Today, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will be hosting KAWS’ new show titled UPS AND DOWNS. The exhibition will be featuring select works previously unseen. Much like the new Born to Bend sculpture (covered) that adorned the facade of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the black edition of the iconic 17-foot tall PASSING THROUGH COMPANION has been newly installed on the Nerman Museum’s front lawn. There will be a opening reception from 6 to 7 p.m. inside the museum’s […]

Openings: KAWS @ PAFA (Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts)

This past weekend the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) opened its doors to unveil the much anticipated exhibition by KAWS. The show featured 70 works (old & new) at the historic institution and included both paintings and sculptures that spans some major milestones of the artist’s storied career to date. As previewed, the artist adorned the main entrance of the historic landmark building with a brand new nine foot sculpture entitled Born to Bend featuring his iconic “Bendy” character wrapped around a stark silouette of […]

Previews: KAWS @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

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. […]

Streets: KAWS @ BAM (Brooklyn) Part II

We recently attended the public unveiling of the new Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) mural created by KAWS we first previewed at night. The new mural location also contains a bike rack specially designed by David Byrne. This sculpture/rack entitled “Bold Wink” is a perfect eye catcher to grab some eyeballs as BAM patrons can see this new project opposite the institution’s Peter Jay Sharp building. This new mural space measures 20×24 foot and is the first in a planned series of murals that will rotate in […]

Upcoming: KAWS @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA)

Before heading to New York for his big solo at the new Galerie Perrotin location in November, KAWS will be taking a side trip to Philadelphia for a show opening on October 11th at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). Besides working on the institution’s inaugural plinth sculpture, the Brooklyln-based artist will also install additional work in the galleries of the Historic Landmark Building. If you remember, his 16-foot Companion figure was put on display at the Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station by the […]