Referencing Walt Disney World’s Partners Statue, KAWS releases his first sculpture of 2012.
Inspired by this gigantic Santa “Caganer” in Barcelona, we take a look at more of these Catalonian Nativity Scene statues.
Vinyl toymakers: Can we collaborate on a set of these for Xmas 2012? Also Kaws, apparently you were on the right path to this with Companion Passing Through.
You can purchase a bunch of what you see above here
A shiny black glazed porcelain scultpure in an edition of 25.
AJ really nailed it with this show.
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These small polymer clay sculptures of popular artists are rad.
Bas-relief sculptures made out of salvaged wood by Ron van der Ende
Upon arriving at his spot for the piece, Evol found “an endless meadow.” So instead of building up in the environment, he went down.
“I decided to cut open the idyll, and pretend there is no endless meadow, but only rooftop-gardens of the disgust underneath …”
The 9×9 meter, 1.5m deep piece is beautifully executed.
For more photos of both the process and final art, click here
18 floors above the newly installed Companion (Passing Through) by KAWS, a happy crowd of artists, musicians, and entertainers got down to the seamless tunes played by Samantha Ronson and ?uestlove in the luxurious Boom Boom Room. Having never seen the piece in person before, it is a reality that the sculpture is an outstanding piece of art. Though strangely enough, nobody was in agreement with my interpretation of the whole thing being about food shame. That might have been the Hennessy acting up on my part…
Check out an interesting twitterfed gallery of the sculpture here, and peep it in person at the Standard NY through October 2011.
photos courtesy of Billy Farrell Agency
A film by Joshua Sandler
These sculptures are my favorite, the stair paintings are on point too.
A piece by Lucien Marc Smith for his brief Imagined Nostalgia show.