Here is some exciting news from KAWS. The former graffiti turned contemporary artist has been asked to contribute a balloon to Macys famous Thanksgiving parade this November. Donnelly will join Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami in the exclusive hundred-feet-high club for artists whose work has floated in the event. The artists trademark Companion will be the adapted character for the project, more specifically a recent rendition who sits with gloved hands covering his face, as if he were ashamed or crying.
“I grew up in Jersey City, watching the parade on TV,” Mr. Donnelly said. “It was more important than the holiday itself. To have my character in a lineup with Snoopy and Kermit is a real dream.”
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