Via Mark Westall and our friends at FAD Magazine:
An upcoming exhibition aims to present the full 360-degree package of KAWS’s twenty-five-year art practice, featuring graffiti drawings, paintings, smaller collectables, furniture, recent augmented reality projects, and sculptures, including a new major commission for Rockefeller Centre.
KAWS: WHAT PARTY opening February 26th, 2021 is curated by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.
The Brooklyn Museum is the first New York institution to present a sweeping survey of KAWS’s career, from his roots as a graffiti artist to a dominating force in the contemporary art world, tracing common themes in the Brooklyn-based artist’s practice. Renowned for his paintings and sculptures of pop culture-inspired characters, as well as his playful use of abstraction and his meticulous execution, KAWS bridges the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce while investigating our connection to objects and to one another. With a practice formed outside of orthodox art-world channels and rooted in graffiti art, drawing, and animation, KAWS has expanded access to his art by allowing the general public to purchase editions of his work and to interact with it digitally.