This 2019 KAWS hardcover book titled 'Companionship in the Age of Loneliness' was released to commemorate his exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.This book includes a comprehensive look at the exhibition, in a beautiful hardcover which features his popular GONE sculpture on the front. A great addition to the living room coffee table or KAWS collection. 350 pages.
*Book only. This edition does not include the print.
Book Size: 325 x 252mm
Brian Donnelly, known professionally as KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. Kaws' sculptures range in size from a few inches to ten metres tall, and are made from various materials including fiberglass, aluminium, wood, bronze, and a steel pontoon inflatable raft.His work is exhibited in galleries and museums, held in the permanent collections of public institutions, and avidly collected by individuals including music producer Swizz Beatz, rapper Pharrell Williams, and members of South Korean boy band BTS. High auction record: USD $14m, Sotheby's, 2019 - parody of The Beatles’ album cover