To help promote its new bike lot and outdoor public art spot, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will unveil a new mural by KAWS on Wednesday. According to the official press release:
[T]he new park transforms an empty, underutilized lot into a new site for bike parking and creates a new platform for public art in the BAM Cultural District with a 20-foot-wide x 24-foot-high wall, designed by Fiedler Marciano Architecture, which will feature a series of mural installations by local artists. The work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS will be the first to be featured in the space. Combining a new amenity for cyclists with a bold new space for art, the BAM Bike Park highlights the constantly evolving landscape of the BAM Cultural District and raises the bar for future developments in the area.
So what does Brian Donnelly think about the collaboration? “It’s exciting that BAM has developed this new platform for the visual arts and it has been a great opportunity for me to create a public work for Brooklyn,” says KAWS.
Between this latest collaboration with BAM and the excruciating detail he put into the Moonman statue for MTV’s Video Music Awards, KAWS must be e-XX-hausted.