It seems KAWS has finally hit the big time with his artwork for the special edition packaging of KANYE WEST‘s new “808s & Heartbreak” album hitting Times Square this week. Based on a painting featured in KAWS’ recent NY show at GERING & LOPEZ GALLERY, the cover is available for a limited time on physical copies of the CD at select retailers.
Supertouch buddy and self-proclaimed “voice of a generation” KANYE WEST has upped the ante on his highly anticipated new album “808s & Heartbreak” by drafting fast-rising Pop Art star KAWS to design a custom cover available exclusively on the iTunes version of the album dropping Tuesday, November 25th, and in stores on December 16th as a sepcial Christmas edition of the record.
The to-die-for ticket in LA last weekend was the gala opening for TAKASHI MURAKAMI‘s retrospective “© Murakami” at MoCA on Sunday nite, and Supertouch allies GARY BASEMAN and Giant Robot‘s ERIC NAKAMURA were on site for the madness. Guest of honor KANYE WEST‘s performance was the draw, and a crowd of celebs and art world blue bloods (no mere mortals here folks) shelled out top dollar (minimum $5K per head) to snuggle up with the undisputed master of Japanese Pop at his lush MARC JACOBS/LOUIS VUITTON-hosted reception. PEEP THE RECAP: Read More