KAWS Unveils New 20-Foot "WHAT PARTY" Sculpture @ the Seagram Building, NYC
Over the past few years, KAWS has become no stranger to public art sculptures and work, whether fleeting or permanent. Recently, the Brooklyn-based artist unveiled a 20-foot tall WHAT PARTY bronze sculpture work in his iconic style in front of the Seagram Building in Manhattan. The building sits in Midtown Manhattan at 375 Park Avenue, between East 52nd and 53rd Streets, and as its stated on the Seagram Building's Wiki, "The building, completed in 1958, stands... 38 stories, and it is one of the most notable examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a prominent instance of corporate modern architecture."
The public art project itself, created in collaboration and organized by Skarstedt Gallery, features one of KAWS's earliest characters, CHUM, with its body in a bit of slouch and appearing to look down. WHAT PARTY, with the backdrop of Mies van der Rohe’s bold and streamlined building behind it, is definitely going to be an often-photographed marriage of art and architecture.