The NGV is hosting a massive exhibition celebrating New York artist KAWS

Image via Jonty Wilde/NGV
Words by Tara Smith

Strap yourselves in, Melbourne.

The NGV is kicking some major goals lately.

If news of the upcoming Keith Haring x Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit wasn’t enough, the gallery has also announced the arrival of a special KAWS exhibition this September.

Companionship in the Age of Loneliness will introduce audiences to the full range of KAWS’ body of work, spanning pop culture paintings, human-scale figures and a newly commissioned monumental sculpture (his largest bronze sculpture to date). It will also explore his various collaborations with major brands and other creatives.

The New York-based artist is one of the most prolific of his generation, known for his colour-filled paintings of cartoon/human hybrids and giant sculptures.

KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness will kick off at NGV International from September 20, 2019 and will run through to March 1, 2020.

It’s going to be one jam-packed summer at the NGV.


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