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KAWS: Where the End Starts @ The Modern until 01/22/17

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THRILLHO
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KAWS: Where the End Starts @ The Modern until 01/22/17

Postby THRILLHO » 27 Oct 2016 22:28

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Spanning the worlds of graffiti, pop art, and consumer culture, KAWS’s bodies of work are highly charged, each conveying his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times, as well as his agility as an artist. He has primarily looked to and appropriated from pop-culture animations (including The Smurfs, The Simpsons, SpongeBob, Hanna-Barbera, and Peanuts) to form his artistic vocabulary for his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Now well known for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard-edge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon/human characters, with similarities to popular cartoon figures and logos like Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man, are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity.

-Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

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I highly recommend seeing this exhibit when you can. "Larger-than-life sculptures" is no exaggeration, and they are a sight to behold in person.

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