Rostarr x Arkitip x Incase cases conceptual video. NY Times interviews KAWS. He’s also interviewed on video by Matt Black. Thierry Guetta, aka Mr. Brainwash, found guilty of copyright infringement in his use of Glen E. Friedman’s Run DMC image. A video of Remi/Rough and Stormie Mills putting the work together for Selected Moments. Invader working on a massive piece on the roof of French newspaper building. Andre has a new Eiffel Tower toy for release. Four year-old Aelita Andre’s solo show opened last week […]
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Today, AM was on hand to catch the arrival of the mother of all Kaws Companions (so far). This Passing Through Companion was hauled over from the backyard of the Aldrich Contemporary Museum, where it was last exhibited and dropped off in the front yard of The Standard Hotel in New York. When we stopped by, the crew was busy creating the platform for the figure, while tourists of the trendy Meatpacking district kept stopping to take pictures of the imposing sculpture. We even tried […]
All right kids, Kaws is coming back to homebase for the summer. The huge companion statue showcased recently at the The Aldrich Contemporary Museum will be stopping by the meatpacking district of Manhattan. We first saw this giant companion in the Hong Kong Passing Through exhibition (covered). Now we get to enjoy this at the front yard of The Standard Hotel New York. The figure will be available for viewing starting tomorrow June 8th and will run until October. Discuss Kaws here.
As you knew from our teaser article, we were looking forward to the Emmanuel Perrotin booth at Art Hong Kong because of what KAWS had to offer. But, turns out the gallery was showing many other artists from their roster including AM favorites like Takashi Murakami, Mr., Chiho Aoshima, and Aya Takano among many others. More photos courtesy of Jasper Wong (POW WOW) after the jump…
Here’s a look at something KAWS is working on (reminiscent of a piece he painted for the gallery last November) for the Emmanuel Perrotin booth at this year’s Art Hong Kong. After stirring up the fanboys with news of an imminent wood Karimoku companion release, the street turned contemporary artist follows up with news that he will be unleashing his double x’s at the vital Asian fair, a wise choice considering the market. Discuss KAWS here.
Almost a year since images first leaked on the Wood Companion, KAWS appears to be ready to give an official drop to the Karimoku Companion, a more fine art spin akin to the bronze iterations of his signature mascot. Priced at￥252,000 (~$3,000) and 30cm tall (~11.8 inches), the super sexy Medicom produced figure is from an edition of 100. As is always the case, those in Tokyo will get first dibs at Original Fake next Saturday, May 28th. Otherwise, if you’re interested and you’ve got […]
Look at what’s in the grip of the paws of this four-f00t companion – the next release by KAWS from OriginalFake and select retailers (like INVINCIBLE) scheduled for tomorrow, April 29th. These affordable keychains may remind you of another release a couple years back so if you missed those, pick these up for around $20. A more detailed look after the jump…
As stated in our focus on the Los Angeles portion of the Art in the Streets exhibition, the MOCA gave us a look at both the beginning of the movement and its roots. LA is the home of the museum and also the west coast street movement, but let’s not forget that Jeffery Deitch made his name in the streets of New York prior to his ascension to director of the museum. Mr.Deitch also made sure to carry the legends of the easts across the […]
Facemaker opened at Royal/T last Wednesday, curated by Kathy Grayson, director of The Hole NYC and former director of the Deitch Projects. Just in time for Art in the Streets, the eclectic Culver City art space has teamed up with the New York gallery to put on a street-pop frenzy, displaying a playful amalgam of colorful imagery centered on different interpretations of the face. With street artists Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, KAWS, and SWOON on the roster, alongside Clare Rojas, FriendsWithYou, Ben Jones, […]
Tondo… That was the word of the week that Honor Fraser taught us about their Armory booth featuring Kaws. Tondo is the term for the round canvases which dazzled passerby’s at the blue chip art fair. At the center of the showcase, an impressive “Tondo Wall” was created using 21 round canvases. Each piece featured a different expression set in a distinct minimalist fashion and together the installation worked to convey a possible sequence or gamut of emotion. Conceptually, it seems that Kaws is integrating […]