As part of its Spring/Summer 2019 line, Dior has partnered with artist KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) to use a signature Dior Pink version of the iconic BFF figure in a variety of store promotions and campaigns. I spotted this guy — who is about 8-feet tall, suited up in a sharp Dior suit, with hands, shoes and head made from tufts of pink roses (which are actually paper facsimiles) — in the front window of the Dior shop at the corner of West 14th Street and 9th Avenue in NYC’s Meatpacking District.
Dior is also selling a plush toy of the instantly-iconic BFF identical to the one seen here, albeit on a much smaller scale. The toys are a limited edition, and carry a price tag of $7,500 (not a misprint) each. That is, of course, if you can still find one!
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.
Street Artist turned fine artist and designer KAWS (Brian Donnelly) is the subject of the above video feature created by Mass Appeal (a digital content channel platform). Kaws is ‘caus-ing” a bit of a commotion just recently with his design for the MTV Awards stage and a concurrent exhibit at Mary Boone Gallery in Manhattan, but this video focuses on what is his largest installation to date, now on exhibit at the historic Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
This exhibit at PAFA says so much about the evolution of street art to fine art, as KAWS, speaks about hosting the biggest exhibit of his career in one of the oldest museums in the US. At PAFA, his modern sculptures, paintings, and designs are displayed in installations around other famous artworks from the 18th and 19th centuries – creating a distinct view of how far art culture has come. In this fun video, KAWS discusses his approach to the installation, how the project came to be, how he worked with the space and the materials he used.
KAWS at PAFA will be on Exhibit Through January 5th, 2014, while his Sculpture at the Building’s Facade will be on Display Into August of 2014. Find Out More About the Exhibit, and Get Museum Hours and Information, at This Link.
Along The Way, Wooden Sculpture By Kaws. All Photos By Gail
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!
At This Time
Going as Friends
In the gallery’s much smaller rear room you can see three new paintings by KAWS, which are highly recognizable as following the artist’s signature style. I love the bold colors and round canvases he used for these paintings!
Not Sure What This One is Called, But I Dig It
This is a fun show!
New Works By KAWS will be on Exhibit at The Mary Boone Gallery, Located at 541 West 24 Street, in the Chelsea Gallery District, through December 21st, 2013.