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Later this month, KAWS will unveil an outdoor project in Taipei, Hong Kong featuring his largest companion sculpture to date.
Titled “KAWS:HOLIDAY,” the project has been created in collaboration with AllRightsReserved and is dominated by a 36-meter long seated companion. A leaked image of the giant companion was shared by the artist on Instagram (albeit with apparent reluctance).
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Ok, so it’s a little hard to do a test inflation without someone leaking images so I guess I’ll post this one as well… Sorry whoever’s parking lot we blocked again, this is not the final location… #NotPhotoshop #GoodNight Thanks Taipei Time: Jan 19 – 27, 2019 Location: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Taipei In partnership with @ARR.AllRightsReserved and @jjlin @JFJ_Productions #KAWS #KAWSHOLIDAY #AllRightsReserved #ddtstore #JJLin #JFJProductions #Taipei
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A previous, 28-meter version of the “KAWS:HOLIDAY” project took place in Seoul, South Korea.
The sculpture is accompanied by a range of limited edition collectible KAWS products, including three miniature companion varieties of the giant sculpture, a set of four ceramic plates, five T-shirts, and three tote bags.
“KAWS:HOLIDAY” will be on view at Chaing Kai-shek Memorial Hall from January 19 to January 27, with the merch on sale online from January 19.
What do you think of KAWS’ latest project? Let us know in the comments.
In other news, you can now buy advance tickets for Virgil Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” exhibition.