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03.24.14 Marina Galperina

ArtRank™ (formerly known as Sell You Later) is a web site for collectors that suddenly went viral mid-construction, busting through its mysterious veil of mathematic algorithms and insider knowledge. Its detailed index “Quantifying the Emerging Art Market” provides metrics-based suggestions to collectors on whether they should buy, sell or liquidate works by hot and emerging contemporary artists. ArtRank™ identifies prime […]

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01.29.14 Bucky Turco

A tipster sent in an image on of what appeared to be a piece of Kaws art hanging on his wall, but it was actually a counterfeit he made. So, we asked him if he would share his process. He agreed. Making your own bootleg Kaws is as as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. […]

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11.06.13 Kyle Petreycik

KAWS has several of his newest works on view at Manhattan’s Mary Boone Gallery. Upon entering the space, visitors are confronted with the artist’s most recognizable — some would say, overly recognizable — work, his Companion figure. They’re rendered in the form of several massive eighteen-foot wooden sculptures. It’s far smaller than his 60-foot MTV Moonman reinterpretation or his […]

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09.03.13 Bucky Turco

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 […]

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07.09.13 Marina Gaperina & Kyle Petreycik

Did you hear that artist KAWS “reinvented” the iconic MTV VMA “Moonman” trophy? Look how reinvented it is! It reminds us a bit of some of his earlier work. It also reminds of his Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade float. If you’re not one of the lucky award show attendees at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and miss what a 60-foot […]

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11.23.12 Bucky Turco

The surreal ritual whereby giant corporate mascots and children’s characters are floated above the streets of Manhattan with the hopes of delighting kids while not knocking down light poles on top of them, or their parents, happened yesterday. As we’ve mentioned, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade included an entry by KAWS, which represents a bit […]

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11.09.12 Lily Streeter

Everyone watching TV during the Thanksgiving Day Parade will get a chance to see a goliath-version of KAWS’ cartoonish “companion” figure as it floats down 6th Avenue. Additionally, his work will be displayed on a specially wrapped Macy’s train that will ferry subway riders between Grand Central and Times Square. As unimpressed as we are […]

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10.26.12 Bucky Turco

Yay. Here’s a photo of the float that street artist KAWS designed for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, who got the jump on everyone, and it’s just as ho-hum as the rendering that was released earlier this year suggested it would be. The 40-foot-long balloon is based on […]

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05.18.12 Marina Galperina

Kaws is the next artist up to lend his design to the giant floating balloons of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After Jeff Koons’ metallic bunny and Takashi Murakami’s psychedelic kawaii critter duo, this one’s continuing the organizers’ tradition of picking art that already looks like a cartoon. Only, it’s dead. […]

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03.01.12 Marina Galperina

Remember when that kid in the world’s worst disguise sauntered into Marc Ecko’s Complex offices and walked out with a $100,000 KAWS piece? That dude, right? Here’s the amusing theft immortalized in the cartoon painting Lost Kaws by the Portland-based artist/designer OBLVN. This work really brings out the Groucho Marx-ian ridiculousness of the thief’s corny disguise. Oh. Ow. Yes. […]

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