Posts Tagged ‘KAWS’

OPENINGS | OK I’ll RENAME IT: KAWS, TODD JAMES, TOMOOO GOKITA, & ERIK PARKER AT BILL BRADY, KANSAS CITY

July 14, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Opening last week in the unlikely location of Kansas City, Missouri was the ambigiously-titled OK, I'll Rename It, featuring new work by KAWS, Todd James, Tomoo Gokita, and Erik Parker at the venerable Bill Brady Gallery. Showing together for the first time—and in the Midwest, no less—the quartet of super friends represent the vanguard of a new movement of cartoon-based painting, each with a distinctive, yet complementary style that will doubtless be the subject of future Read More

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OPENINGS | “KNOCK KNOCK” GROUP SHOW AT GALERIA JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

July 1, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Exploring the use of comic imagery in fine art is Galería Javier López's fantastic new show, Knock! Knock! featuring work by an eclectic group of artists from different eras and backgrounds—from underground comics and illustration to fine art—including Peter Saul, Paul McCarthy, R Crumb, KAWS, Erik Parker, Yoshitomo Nara, Ed Templeton, Basil Wolverton, Todd James, Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Faile, and Read More

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FIRST LOOK | THE BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL “JOYRIDE” EXHIBITION AT MARLBOROUGH BROOME ST, NYC

June 26, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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NYC's Bicycle Film Festival is one of the city's most loved grassroots events and from the beginning its founder, the tireless Brent Barbour, has worked heavily with the local creative community, throwing annual BFF art shows featuring star-studded rosters of supporting artists, many of whom are dedicated cyclists themselves. This year's Joyride show, held last nite at Read More

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FIRST LOOK | “GIRL” CURATED BY PHARRELL WILLIAMS AT GALERIE EMMANUEL PERROTIN, PARIS

May 28, 2014  |  art, Music  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the push behind his new solo album of the same name, Pharrell opened his group art show GIRL at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris last nite with a gala reception and onsite concert performance for the beautiful people of The City of Lights. Marking his debut as Read More

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STYLE | KAWS DESIGNS BOTTLE FOR THE PHARRELL x COMME DES GARCONS FRAGRANCE “GIRL”

May 24, 2014  |  Style  |  Comments Off

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As part of the heavyweight push behind his current LP "GIRL," jack-of-all-artistic-trades Pharrell is releasing his own signature fragrance of the same name in collaboration with boutique Japanese fashion house Comme des Garcons with a bottle designed by his longtime friend & art enabler KAWS. Developed by Read More

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FAIR PLAY | THE SUPERTOUCH ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014 RECAP

May 21, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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This year's annual installment of Art Basel Hong Kong wrapped up last week, eating up all the spare change in Asia at the same time the Frieze fair and giant sales at Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips looted the pockets of New York's ruling class in a giant global art market money grab. Of course, the usual suspects were Read More

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QUICK LOOK | KAWS’ SNOOPY SERIES AT FRIEZE ART FAIR NYC

May 11, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley), debuted a new series of his simple black & white Snoopy paintings at Frieze Art Fair NYC with Emmanuel Perrotin last week to the delight of fans. Here's a quick look: Read More

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OF KURFS & COMPANIONS: KAWS’ ‘FINAL DAYS’ SCULPTURE SHOW AT CAC MALAGA

March 31, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Continuing the large-scale exploration of his now-iconic cast of XX-eyed artistic accomplices, KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley) brings five new characters to life in wooden form with his new "Final Days" show at El Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC Malaga), Spain. New among his usual array of Companion characters is a giant version of a "Kurf," a KAWS-ified Smurf frozen in a pose of uncertain exploration amidst a crowd of Read More

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KAWS EXPLORES FAMILIAR THEMES IN “PLAY YOUR PART” AT GALLERY JAVIER LOPEZ, MADRID

March 15, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Following his epic show with Mary Boone in NYC at the end of last year (and simultaneous shows at Galerie Perrotin, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art), Supertouch buddy KAWS proves he put his money to good use in building his gorgeous new Brooklyn studio/factory with this immediate followup show of new large-scale work titled "Play Your Part" at Gallery Javier Lopez in Madrid. Focusing this time on Read More

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RECAP: THE BEST OF ART BASEL SWITZERLAND, 2013

June 17, 2013  |  art  |  Comments Off

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Last week, art world illuminati descended on Switzerland for the most serious installment of the Art Basel trade show franchise in the town where it all started. Unlike the debauched winter party that is Art Basel Miami or the new money fishing hole of Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Basel Switzerland is a serious affair where the big boys go to land serious deals (over $2B in art was on display this year) and the hedonism is second to the business of cashing big art checks. Read More

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