KAWS has arrived! After weeks of anticipation, Companion (Passing Through) - which has traveled from Hong Kong to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut - is now in our front Plaza at The Standard, New York. Though covering his eyes makes him seem a bit shy, Companion blends in seamlessly with our friendly bellman staff - plus he isn’t photo shy either. Tweet your pic of the Companion in front of the hotel (or if you happen to have seen it in Hong Kong or CT send that too!) and see if it makes it onto our online GALLERY. Make sure to use #KAWS and give us the heads up that you sent it @standardny.
KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly created the Companion in 1999, but it hasn’t been this size - almost 16 ft high! - until now. In fact, it’s his largest public installation to date, and his first outdoor one. The last time we talked about KAWS was when we released the colorful crossed light bulbs which sold out within hours. Luckily the Companion will stay with us until October. To celebrate, join us Saturday for some lemonade and ice cream starting at 1PM.
Don’t forget to tweet your pic so that you can be part of our gallery here!
For more information on KAWS visit Honor Fraser here.
Photos by Chris Pieretti