KAWS: WHAT PARTY retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum
This career-spanning retrospective features a range of genres touched by the artist: early graffiti and street art; paintings appropriating cartoon icons like the Simpsons and the Smurfs, variations of his signature Companion figure sculptures, street wear, toy collaborations and videos showing some of the artist’s more ambitious recent public and monumental interventions.
Through 167 objects in total, the artist’s first major museum survey in New York was deemed “a coming-out party” by the New York Times and “a show for the many – many – fans” by Artnet.
Launched on 26 February and curated by Eugenie Tsai, John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, KAWS: WHAT PARTY will remain open to the public until 5 September 2021.
- Artnet, "See the Brooklyn Museum’s Survey of KAWS’s Meteoric Rise From Graffiti to Sneakers, Sofas, and Global Stardom": https://news.artnet.com/art-world/kaws-photos-1947517
- Vogue, “A Private Viewing of the New KAWS Exhibition with the Artist Himself” https://www.vogue.com/article/kaws-exhibition-brooklyn-museum
- The New York Times, "A Coming-Out Party for KAWS at the Brooklyn Museum": https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/arts/design/kaws-brooklyn-museum-review.html