While you might not know his name, it’s likely you’re familiar with Brian Donnelly’s (aka Kaws) larger-than-life sculptures and paintings. Kaws take icons from cartoons and pop culture and re-imagines them in vulnerable and unexpected situations, and now the New York artist’s much-loved characters are taking over the NGV.
‘Companionship in the Age of Loneliness’ will showcase KAWS’ one of a kind creations from the past 25 years. Spanning more than 100 works, the collection includes paintings, reappropriated pop culture figures, large-scale abstract works and sculptures.
The exhibition will also feature a newly commissioned seven-metre bronze sculpture, the largest bronze sculpture KAWS has created to date.
KAWS: Companionship In The Age of Loneliness will run at the NGV from Friday September 20 until Monday April 13, 2020.