One of the city’s most significant art events of the year, KAWS: WHAT PARTY at the Brooklyn Museum is a fun and interactive exhibition on view until September 5, 2021.
KAWS: WHAT PARTY is a sweeping survey featuring more than one hundred broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and monumental installations of his popular COMPANION figures. It also features new pieces made uniquely for the exhibition along with his early-career altered advertisements.
For more than 25 years, Brooklyn-based American artist KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly, born 1974) has bridged the worlds of art, popular culture, and commerce. Adapting the rules of cultural production and consumption in the twenty-first century, his practice both critiques and participates largely in consumer culture.