The NGV is hosting a huge exhibition dedicated to New York cult artist KAWS
28.08.2019

The NGV is hosting a huge exhibition dedicated to New York cult artist KAWS

KAWS: Companionship in the age of loneliness
Survival Machine. Photo: Jonty Wilde

The artist draws heavily on the street art scene.

The National Gallery of Victoria has announced its next major exhibition will celebrate the huge works of cult pop artist KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly).

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’ artistic career began in New York in the early ’90s. Deeply inspired by graffiti and street art culture, he started making limited edition collectible toys which quickly became cult objects. KAWS’ use of bold colour and larger-than-life creations tend to evoke a sense of hope, humour and humanity among audiences.

KAWS: Companionship In The Age of Loneliness will run at the NGV from Friday September 20 until Monday April 13, 2020. For more info, head to the gallery’s website.