Art & Design

Brace Yourselves, This Massive KAWS Exhibition Is Hitting The NGV Today

By Ioana Dragnef
7th Jun 2019

If you’re not familiar with KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly), perk up your ears because he’s one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation. And his work is finally hitting the NGV on 20 September.

Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and colourful paintings, KAWS’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are drawn from pop culture animations. His body of work straddles the worlds of art and design and includes paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and public art, as well as graphic and product design.

KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness celebrates generosity, support for others and the deep need humans have for companionship. It follows the artist’s recent solo presentations at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, the Modern Art Museum Of Forth Forth, the Yuz Museum Shanghai, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation.

The exhibition will introduce audiences to the full range of KAWS’ artistic output, including a newly commissioned monumental sculpture that is his largest bronze sculpture to date. It will also include paintings reworking pop culture figures and an impressive collection of human-scale sculptural figures.

Don’t miss this breathtaking exhibition when it hits the NGV on 20 September.

The Details

What: KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness
When: 20 September 2019 - 1 March 2020
Where: National Gallery Of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd
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Image credit: Supplied

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