Pharrell Co-Curates "This is Not a Toy" @ the Design Exchange

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This Is Not A Toy, curated by John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator Sara Nickelson with special guest curator Pharrell Williams, is the world's first exhibition featuring a collection of contemporary sculptures, figurines and artworks created by artists including Takashi Murakami, KAWS, FriendsWithYou, Coarse, Huck Gee, and Frank Kozik...

KAWS' Art on Candice Swanepoel for iD Magazine

Erotica // Tuesday, November 26, 2013
KAWS is everywhere at the moment. Museum show in Philadelphia, two major exhibitions in NYC, and now the Brooklyn-based artist has lent his artwork to the cover of iD Magazine and their story on Supreme, KAWS, and how the super-but-not-super-big brand Supreme has conquered a portion of the fashion world. And model Candice Swaneepoel is the benefactor of KAWS art and some cleverly placed Supreme decks... 

KAWS @ Mary Boone + Galerie Perrotin, NYC

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 01, 2013
If the year of KAWS hasn't gone well already for the Brooklyn-based artist, he will be opening concurrent exhibitions at Mary Boone Gallery and Galerie Perrotin's new NYC space this weekend, November 2, 2013. Some people would like to have one show. Some people think two would be nice. Some would like just one show in NYC. One in Chelsea? Even better? How about two shows at Mary Boone and Galerie Perrotin, at the same time? On the same day? That is a lot of champagne.  Oh, and he has a museum show in Philly right now. There's that trifecta we were looking for!

Video: KAWS @ Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Juxtapoz // Friday, October 11, 2013
A few months ago, KAWS unveiled a beautiful public Companion (Passing Through) sculpture at Philadelphia's 30th Street Station, all leading up to the Brooklyn artist's exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts that opens tomorrow, October 11. A few images of the PAFA's space have been released, showing a great juxtaposition (hey-o!) of the clean, bright lines of KAWS' canvases with the antique, classic works and structure of the PAFA building. Living Proof has a great preview video ... 

KAWS & REAS Have Big Things in store at MTV VMAs?

Music // Friday, August 23, 2013
Well, obviously KAWS has big things in store this weekend at the MTV Video Music Awards, airing this Sunday, August 25 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. We knew he had redesigned the iconic Moonman statue for the award show, and because we like to scour Instagram, we have seen a 60' foot KAWS designed Moonman that will be right in the heart of the Barclays Center during the show. But now we see some updates regarding the great Todd "REAS" James, some bears, and Miley Cyrus. We may actually watch this one. 

Kaws Reimagines Iconic MTV Video Music Awards' Moonman

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Kaws is no stranger to embedding himself in popular culture, albeit through his own lens and artistic style. The NYC-based artist has seen his work in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, on Kanye West albums, and other fashion house identities. Recently, the artist was tasked with the project to reimagine the iconic MTV Moonman statue, given out to winners at the Video Music Awards. Seeing that the MTV VMA's used to be the standard bearer of all things Generation X, or Y, or whatever, where you got to see Nirvana call out Guns N' Roses while the adults watched Phil Collins take home another Grammy, we think this is a great project to take on. 

Opening: KAWS "OHHH..." @ KAIKAI KIKI, TOKYO

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 02, 2013
Let's face it. Chances are you didin't make it to Tokyo for the opening of KAWS' new exhibition, Ohhh..., at Murakami's Kaikai Kiki space. It opened tonight, but in Tokyo time, that means its already open. So, if you didn't make it, we have a little into some of the works that are on exhibit, and as you can see, they are some of the cleanest, bold acrylic works you will ever see. 

KAWS: Companion (Passing Through) @ Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
KAWS just unveiled his fantastic 16-foot Companion (Passing Through) sculpture at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Not only will the sculpture be on display from now until May 14th, KAWS' work will then be on display starting in October of 2013 at PAFA (Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts). We wish we could check it out! 

KAWS "Ohhh..." @ KaiKai Kiki, Tokyo

Juxtapoz // Sunday, April 07, 2013
NYC's KAWS, an artist with one of the cleanest line styles in the world, will be opening a new exhibition, Ohhh... at Tokyo's KaiKai Kiki Gallery from May 2—29, 2013. Just like we have seen in the past few bits of KAWS news, whether at a Thanksgiving Parade or a gigantic companion piece outside his exhibition at Galerie Perrotin in Paris, this will have a highlight.

KAWS X OriginalFake 2013 Astro Boy Companion

Juxtapoz // Saturday, March 16, 2013
  Following KAWS' release of his color interpretation of the iconic manga robot last year, he has collaborated with OriginalFake in the release of this Astro Boy Companion in Grey. The figure honors the Osamu Tezuka-created character's original appearance. The Companion will be released at KAWSONE on March 16th.    
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