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A graffiti kid who started out climbing New York's billboards in the middle of the night, Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS, now garners comparisons to Takashi Murakami and Keith Haring, and his collectors include Lance Armstrong and Pharrell Williams. The artist's often candy-colored paintings and sculptures wink at pop culture, appropriating characters such as The Simpsons, The Smurfs, the Michelin Man and SpongeBob into a fantastical, offbeat world. Original Fake, the company founded by KAWS in the 90s and based out of Tokyo’s Aoyama district, releases his vinyl toys and clothing line, securing an avid fan base in Asia; recently a 16-foot sculpture featuring a pirate skull on the body of Mickey Mouse was erected in Hong Kong's Harbour City. The new career-spanning monograph KAWS—which he will be signing in the OHWOW bookstore at Miami's Standard Hotel on Friday December 3—brings the elements of his one-man empire together: "Seeing the book has given me perspective on everything I've done until now," he says. "I can now mentally move on to the next thing.” Directors Jauretsi and Crystal Moselle caught up with the 35-year-old in his Brooklyn studio as he was shipping paintings to Miami's Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin for this year’s Art Basel Miami 2010. His current shows at Galerie Perrotin, Paris, and the Aldrich Museum in Connecticut, run through December 23 and January 2, 2011, respectively."
Here are some GREAT photos of the UNOFFICIAL Mr Brainwash exhibit at this years Miami Basel art fair.
Just got word last night that artist Mr Brainwash has an upcoming 25,000 sq ft show called 'Under Construction' in Miami opening tomorrow December 2nd, 2010. More info will follow as it becomes available to me. This is more than likely being done inconjunction with Miami Art Basel or to capitalize on all the art buyers being in town and hijacking the Basel show with this circus like art show he will for sure bring.
Here is another wicked print from artist Joao Ruas. This is called 'Enkindu & Gilgamesh' and it is available through Think Space Gallery as part of the upcoming Miami Basel show from December 3rd-6th. This is a 12 x 12 inch giclee with an edition size of 30, comes signed and numbered by the artist for $70 each. I recommend emailing them directly about this piece.It will be available on December 3rd.
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