Posts Tagged ‘KAWS’

Style | KAWS Returns to Streetwear with Uniqlo in April

March 30, 2016  |  Style  |  Comments Off on Style | KAWS Returns to Streetwear with Uniqlo in April

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It’s been years since artist & Supertouch buddy KAWS (aka: Brian Donnelley) retired his Medicom-produced clothing line Original Fake, but now, in his new position as Creative Director for Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo‘s T-Shirt line, Bathing Ape founder Nigo has—to paraphrase the Read More

Fair Play | The Best of Art Basel Hong Kong 2016: The Supertouch Recap

March 30, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Fair Play | The Best of Art Basel Hong Kong 2016: The Supertouch Recap

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Last week’s installment of the global Art Basel franchise saw the best of the world’s art galleries descending on the new money hotbed of  Hong Kong to dazzle a rapidly expanding base of freshly-minted millionaire & billionaire art collectors eager to catch up with their more established Read More

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

March 18, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Origins of Style | The King of Japanese Psychedelic Pop Keiichi Tanaami at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC

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While psychedelia and Pop art were exploding in the States in the 1960s & 70s, Keiichi Tanaami was combining the two into an electric visual language that forever changed the landscape of modern Japanese art, a legacy that’s evident in his new show Visible Darkness/Invisible Darkness currently on view at Sikkema Jenkins, NYC. Tanaami, born 1936 in Tokyo, has had a decades-long career working in a broad array of Read More

Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

March 1, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Takashi Murakami’s Personal Superflat Art Collection at the Yokohama Museum

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Takashi Murakami is known around the world as the king of Japanese Pop Art, but he’s lesser known as an art collector, a fact that Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Sh?haku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer—a new show currently on view at Japan’s Yokohama Art Museum—seeks to remedy. On display through April 3rd, this exhibition is the first large-scale public showing of Murakami’s extensive private collection featuring key works by a diverse array of Eastern & Western artists including Yoshitomo Nara, KAWS, Anselm Kiefer, Madsaki, Read More

First Look | KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

February 8, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on First Look | KAWS at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Following up on our recent preview of KAWS‘ new indoor & outdoor retrospective at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and its attendant Longside Gallery we’re now able to take a full look at the eponymous exhibition that brings together a large selection of recent sculptures and paintings for the artist’s first proper museum show in the Read More

Giant KAWS Companions Invade Yorkshire Sculpture Park

January 22, 2016  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Giant KAWS Companions Invade Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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KAWS‘ ubiquitous XX-eyed skeleton “Companion” character has become an indelible feature of the modern visual landscape, appearing everywhere from all manner of products on store shelves and magazine covers to art galleries & even the Read More

PETER SAUL “SIX CLASSICS” AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, CHELSEA

November 14, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on PETER SAUL “SIX CLASSICS” AT MARY BOONE GALLERY, CHELSEA

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For over sixty years Peter Saul has created compellingly idiosyncratic paintings that skirt the boundary of easy classification. Politics, war, religion, history, class, race—Saul’s paintings take on Read More

FIRST LOOK | KAWS, TOMOO GOKITA, & KARL WIRSUM IN “A SHARED SPACE” IN NOLA

September 15, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | KAWS, TOMOO GOKITA, & KARL WIRSUM IN “A SHARED SPACE” IN NOLA

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As part of its recast mission focused on innovative contemporary art and design, New Orleans’ Newcomb Art Museum presents A Shared Space a group show featuring the art of KAWS (who also curated the show), Tomoo Gokita, and legendary Chicago-based Pop artist Karl Wirsum. On view from Read More

SUMMER MADNESS | FAILE: SAVAGE/SACRED YOUNG MINDS & DELUXX FLUXX ARCADE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

August 6, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on SUMMER MADNESS | FAILE: SAVAGE/SACRED YOUNG MINDS & DELUXX FLUXX ARCADE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

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The Brooklyn Museum continues its ultra-progressive summer programming with an immersive installation of fine art and blacklight arcade madness by Brooklyn art duo Faile (aka: “The Patricks”) that—in conjunction with simultaneous shows The Rise of Sneaker Culture; The Basquiat Notebooks; and a large-scale KAWS installation—has been drawing young patrons to the museum in droves. Read More

INSTITUTIONALIZED | KAWS “ALONG THE WAY” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

July 13, 2015  |  Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on INSTITUTIONALIZED | KAWS “ALONG THE WAY” AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

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Supertouch buddy KAWS has been an unstoppable force this summer with impressive installations of his large-scale sculpture in Hong Kong and Amsterdam. Now the tour has come full circle with his massive Along The Way sculpture now on view at Read More