KAWS: WHAT PARTY is a comprehensive monograph on the work of KAWS, one of the most sought-after artists and creative forces of our time. Features broad-ranging works, such as rarely seen graffiti drawings and notebooks, paintings and sculptures, smaller collectibles, furniture, and his popular COMPANION figures.
Drawing from Pop art traditions, KAWS’s work straddles the line between fine art and popular culture, crossing the mediums of painting and sculpture, along with fashion, merchandise, vinyl toys, and, most recently, augmented reality. This book, made in close collaboration with the artist, features his most well-known works alongside sketches, preparatory drawings, and never-before-seen images of KAWS at work, revealing the meticulous process behind his iconic artworks. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, it captures the artist’s unique ability to reshape the ways we think about contemporary art and culture today.
About the authors:
Daniel Birnbaum is a contributing editor to Artforum, art critic, curator, and director of Acute Art, an art and technology laboratory in London.
Eugenie Tsai is John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, at the Brooklyn Museum.
Published December 2021 by Phaidon
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