Provocatively half dissected, flayed, and rendered in a sophisticated grey-scale palette, Companion (Resting Place, 2013) monumentalizes the beloved character created by Brian Donnelly, one of the most popular artists of his generation, who goes by the pseudonym KAWS.
If the statues above look familiar to you, it might possibly be because you recognize them from a previous appearance on this rad blog in This Post. Or maybe not. But right now, the 18 foor high sculpture, entitled Along The Way by the artist known as KAWS is hanging out in the Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby, 1st Floor at the Brooklyn Museum. You really can’t miss it.
There are also a couple of his colorful abstract paintings hanging out in the general vicinity, including this huge canvas, which is called Glass Smile.
And this smaller one, entitled Should I Be Attacking, which you can see, if you relax your focus, is in the shape of Charlie Brown’s dog, Snoopy.
Along the Way is on Display Through December 6th, 2015.
When you’ve got a big room, you’ve gotta fill it with big art, amiright? So it seems with Mary Boone’s current exhibit featuring two huge sculptures by pop artist KAWS. The sheer scale of these massive wooden figures immediately brought to mind Paul McCarthy’s recent White Snow exhibit at Hauser & Wirth.
Well, you can see by the human persons who would not get out of the way of my shots that both of these imposing sculptures, which depict KAWS’ familiar figure known as Companion, stand at over eighteen feet tall and almost reach the gallery roof! Fun!