Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Checking in with KAWS

Brian Donnelly aka KAWS just opened up his latest show, Hold The Line, at LA’s Honor Fraser Gallery this weekend. The spectacular collection is some of the strongest work I’ve seen from him to date, if you live in the area you should definitely make a point to check it out before it raps up on October 22nd. In conjunction with the show opening Artinfo conducted a interview with the man entitled “28 Questions”  The piece is a fun and lighthearted affair with questions ranging from

What's the last artwork you purchased? Some small paintings by Tadanori Yokoo.
Kanye West is said to be an avid collector of your work, and you have collaborated with him. How would you describe his aesthetic? I designed the "808 Heartbreak" cover for him, but he doesn't collect my work. Kanye is constantly taking risks with his work and aesthetic and keeps it changing. That's what I like about him, but I couldn't put a label on it.
Read the whole thing HERE.
Dirt Discoteque 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 96 inches in diameter

Silent City 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 3 panels 96 x 120 inches each

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