Tomoo Gokita @ Taka Ishii Gallery, opening 6/30/12!

posted June 30, 2012

If your in Tokyo my friend Tomoo Gokita has an opening tonight at Taka Ishii...
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Taka Ishii Gallery
1-3-2 5th floor Kiyosumi Koto-ku Tokyo #135-0024 Japan
T: +81 3 5646 6050 F: +81 3 3642 3067
W: www.takaishiigallery.com

TODD JAMES at Nanzuka opening this Saturday!

posted May 31, 2012

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Todd James: Exhibition of New Works

"Yield to Temptation"

2012.6.2 (Sat) - 7.1 (Sun)

Opening reception 6.2 (Sat) 19:00 - 21:00

I'm bummed I'm not in Tokyo to see this show...

Nanzuka, Shibuya Ibis Build #B1F, 2-17-3 Shibuya Shibuya-ku Tokyo 150-0002JAPAN

http://nug.jp/exhi/2012/05/todd_james_yield_to_temptation.html

KAWS: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

posted May 17, 2012

Carol Vogel just wrote a piece in her New York Times column about an up coming project I have with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. You can read it here...
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/18/arts/design/a-kaws-character-is-headed-up-in-the-air.html

KAWS: THE NATURE OF NEED, GALERIE PERROTIN, HONG KONG, MAY 15TH

posted April 20, 2012

I will have an exhibition in Hong Kong opening May 15th, please stop by if you are in town!
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GALERIE PERROTIN HK
50 Connaught Road Central, 17th Floor, Hong Kong
WWW.PERROTIN.COM, HONGKONG@PERROTIN.COM
+852 3758 2180

INSTAGRAM

posted April 17, 2012

I started using instagram, you can follow me @kawsstudio
It's mostly random images that can help you waste some time if you need to.
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BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 2

posted December 07, 2011

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BE@RBRICK WORLD WIDE TOUR 2

PLACE: PARCO MUSEUM (SHIBUYA PARCO PART1, 3F)
DATE: Dec 3 (Sat) to Dec 12(Mon) 2011. *Open everyday
TIME: 10AM till 9PM * Close at 6PM on Dec 12 (Entrance close 30 minutes before the closing time)
ADMISSION: Adult 300JPY (Tax Included) *Admission is free for preschool children

BE@RBRICK TM & (C) 2001-2011 MEDICOM TOY CORPORATION. All rights reserved.

JAMES JARVIS @ The Standard Shop NY

posted November 09, 2011

My friend James Jarvis is in NY this week and has a book signing on Thursday night at the Standard Hotel Shop from 6-8pm. Come by, it should be fun! James is one of the guys that got me interested in making toys, check out his work, you will not be disappointed!
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WE ARE FRIENDS - TEST TRAILER

posted November 07, 2011

My friend Stebs has a new project he would like you to see and support through IndieGOGO if possible!

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We Are Friends began in 2008 in Vancouver as a twisted idea for a fight scene and has since evolved into a monster of a feature film. We are Massachusetts natives and long-time friends Stebs Schinnerer and Trevor Moore, and we've been pointing cameras at each other for the past decade-plus. Now we're possessed by a mutual vision we can't shake: a movie about movies, violence, vanity, friendship and politics-- an autobiography with a touch of allegory. Organic and genuine, the film draws heavily from the lives and talents of the creators and their friends. The project is as independent as it is ambitious.

Weaving elements of docufiction, action, drama, and comedy with a hard-hitting narrative, we aim to create a completely original look, feel, and tempo. Almost every aspect of the film's production-- concept, writing, pre-production, acting, shooting, editing, marketing, and distribution-- are handled by Stebs, Trevor, and their friends. This is truly a passion project.

Studio visit this morning from Takashi Murakami...

posted October 25, 2011

I just returned from Tokyo yesterday and was happy to start the week off with a visit from Takashi Murakami this morning. It's always fun to see him!

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He is in NY this week for the Japan benefit auction he organized at Christie's.

NEW DAY AUCTION To Benefit Victims of Japan's Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake

posted October 24, 2011

On November 9th I will take part in a benefit auction organized and curated by Takashi Murakami. For this auction I made a painting titled "KAWSBOB ENTERS THE STRANGE FOREST"... If you are in NY please check out the preview at Gagosian Gallery on Madison ave from Oct.26th-28th. (the full info is below as well as a link to the Christie's website)
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Christie's Joins with Takashi Murakami's Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd To Benefit Victims of Japan's Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake
Preview at Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue October 26th - 28th

Auction at Christie's New York November 9th

of Important Works Donated by

Noted Contemporary Artists Will Fund Continuing Relief Effort

Zeng Fanzhi, Mark Grotjahn, Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Friedrich Kunath, Mr., Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Gabriel Orozco, Anselm Reyle, Cindy Sherman, Aya Takano, Luc Tuymans.
http://www.christies.com/about/press-center/releases/pressrelease.aspx?pressreleaseid=5080

A visit with NIGO...

posted October 23, 2011

I haven't been to Tokyo in a long while. Today I got to catch up with Nigo, it reminded me how much I like this place..

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SNOOPY (KAWS VERSION) @ OriginalFake

posted October 22, 2011

This figure has been in the works for a long time and finally we will be releasing it next week at OriginalFake and KAWSONE..
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"Work of Art" Season 2 premiere tonight at 9pm (8c) on Bravo...

posted October 12, 2011

"Work of Art" Season 2 premiere tonight at 9pm on Bravo. I'm a guest judge in an upcoming episode, will be fun to watch how the season unfolds...
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KAWS: Hold the Line @ HONOR FRASER in LA

posted September 10, 2011

The show opens September 10th at 6pm. Stop by if your in the neighborhood!
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Long time no see..

posted September 04, 2011

Hope all is well,
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Julia Chiang, "ONE OF A KIND" print at EXHIBITION a

posted April 12, 2011

Visit the website here: EXHIBITION a
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Erik Parker exhibition at Colette, TONIGHT April 4th

posted April 04, 2011

Another great show happening in Paris tonight at Colette...
The liner note drawings in this exhibition are some of my favorite works by Erik!
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Julia Chiang at Half Gallery, opening April 5th!

posted April 04, 2011

If your in NY this month check out Julia's show...
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KAWS/HONOR FRASER, THE ARMORY SHOW, Pier 94, Booth 1052

posted March 01, 2011

I hope you can stop by if you're in NY...
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KAWS MILO

posted February 19, 2011

Once again I teamed up with A Bathing Ape to work on a new project. The first piece I made with Bape was ten years ago for my exhibition "Tokyo First" at Parco. Nigo has supported my work from then til now and I'm happy we continue to do projects together.

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KAWS MILO will be available at OriginalFake and Bathing Ape shops on February 26th.
and KAWSONE some time around then.

KAWS: LIGHT BULB for The Standard Hotel

posted January 19, 2011

The New York Times just did a write up on a light bulb I designed for The Standard Hotel.
They just released it in their NY shop as well as their website today.

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Photo: Brad Bridgers

KAWS COMPANION (Passing Through) at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Filmed & Edited by Paper Fortress

posted January 13, 2011

Last month Paper Fortress was on hand to film the installation of my Companion sculpture at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. The sculpture will be on display now through June 5, 2011, with an opening reception on January 30th.

KAWS COMPANION (Passing Through) at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from Paper Fortress on Vimeo.

Special thanks to Harbour City, Hong Kong, and AllRightsReserved Ltd for first developing this project!!!

KAWS COMPANION (Robert Lazzarini Version)

posted December 11, 2010

Next week OriginalFake will be releasing a figure that I collaborated on with friend and Brooklyn neighbor Robert Lazzarini. Ten years after the creation of my first figure COMPANION, Robert gives us his unique take on the piece.

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You can view more of Robert's work at Honor Fraser gallery in LA or visit his site direct at www.robertlazzarini.com

These will also be released at KAWSONE.com in January 2011...

Takashi Murakami in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

posted November 25, 2010

The parade was great this year and Takashi was having a blast!
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The parade was full of other classic characters as well...
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KAWS BOOK SIGNING @ HONOR FRASER

posted November 13, 2010

I will be in LA this Saturday (November 20th) at Honor Fraser gallery to do a book signing from 2-4pm...
If you come by you can also see a great exhibition on view by Erik Parker as well as an Andy Warhol, Camouflage show in the 2nd gallery space.

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HONOR FRASER
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

T: 310 837 0191
M: 310 433 8474
www.honorfraser.com

ANGEL ART AUCTION

posted November 13, 2010

I donated a KAWSBOB package painting for a charity auction next week in LA.
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A CONTEMPORARY ART AUCTION BENEFITTING
PROJECT ANGEL FOOD

www.angelartauction.com

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH, 2010
7:00PM Cocktails & Viewing
8:00PM Live Auction

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles

ON VIEW NOVEMBER 8TH-18TH

Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Project Angel Food cooks and delivers meals designed by registered dieticians and cooked by professional chefs and devoted volunteers with quality ingredients. Our meals are delivered to clients' homes, free-of-charge, by volunteers and staff who are often the only human contact a client will have in a day.

In 1989, Project Angel Food was conceived by a group of caring friends driven to action after witnessing their loved ones' health deteriorate as a result of disease and the malnutrition that accompanies it. The first meals were cooked and delivered out of a donated church kitchen. Twenty years later, Project Angel Food is a nationally-respected organization with an involved Board of Directors, a professional staff and more than 1,500 active volunteers. Today, Project Angel Food cooks and delivers more than 10,000 meals a week to 1,600 clients for whom a healthy meal, delivered with a warm smile, is truly life-saving.

Bootleg "Passing Through" sculpture...

posted November 09, 2010

This is a bootleg! (I'm making this post to avoid answering a ton of emails)
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Book signing at Colette, November 8th, 12-3pm...

posted November 06, 2010

I will be in Colette this Monday from 12-3pm signing the Colette version of the KAWS book I published with the Aldrich museum and Rizzoli...
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KAWS x Clark Magazine Issue 45

posted November 03, 2010

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In just a few short days, KAWS will present a new exhibition in France at the Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, titled Pay Debt to Nature. In association with Clark Magazine, KAWS is the feature artist for issue 45 of the French magazine as it ties everything together. Within the pages you'll find features involving Jose Parla, Terrence Koh, Tim Barber, Dimitri Coste, Adam Kimmel and JR among others. The KAWS x Clark Magazine Issue 45 will be available on the same day as the "Pay Debt to Nature" opening on November 6th.

BOOK SIGNING @ OriginalFake SHOP THIS SATURDAY...

posted October 20, 2010

I'll be in Tokyo doing a book signing this saturday at the OriginalFake shop in Aoyama..
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KAWS "Pay the Debt to Nature" Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

posted October 16, 2010

I have an exhibition opening on November 6th in Paris at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin...
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KAWS COMPANION install video..

posted October 07, 2010

This is a short video of the Companion being installed at Harbour City..

KAWS, published by The Aldrich / Skira Rizzoli

posted October 03, 2010

Tonight I am having an early release book signing at Harbour City in Hong Kong starting at 7pm. I was not expecting the book to release until November but here it is early in HK via the good people at Juice... I will also be doing a signing at Colette in Paris in early November.
Below are some previews of the inside spreads.
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KAWS: PASSING THROUGH @ HARBOUR CITY, Opening October 4th

posted September 30, 2010

I'm out in Hong Kong for the opening at Harbour City in a few days. I will also be doing a book signing organized by the good people at CLOT / JUICE..

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TODD JAMES_GREAT ADVENTURE

posted September 17, 2010

Todd James has a new exhibition opening in Madrid at Galeria Javier Lopez on September 22nd!
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INTERVIEW magazine, May 2010 issue

posted May 08, 2010

I just received the May issue of INTERVIEW magazine. On the cover is MADONNA with a great photo shoot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott and interview by Gus Van Sant.

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I also have a feature in this issue with a portrait shot by Craig McDean, and for the interview Toby Maguire came by my studio to talk about everything from where I grew up to my exhibition next month at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum.
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Thanks to Karl Templer for putting this together, and Fabien Baron for continuing to include me in his projects!

WOW..

posted May 06, 2010

I guess someone does still read my blog.

The last post I made about the Nike Bespoke's was just me seeing something, being annoyed and writing about it. I could see both sides of the argument about X top stitching being used on AF1's. I surely didn't create top stitching so I shouldn't be protective of it. I guess just seeing these yellow Nike Bespoke's below rubbed me the wrong way and now all X top stitching on AF1's rub me the wrong way. I have had plenty of good experiences working with Nike in the past but I felt like making a post about this so I can share my opinion and move on.

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My design that came out before the yellow shoe above.
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NIKE BESPOKE = FAKE KAWS SHOES (again)

posted May 04, 2010

Yep, I guess NIKE Bespoke is letting people make shoes with my X stitch design from 2007. They did this a year ago and when I questioned them they did the right thing and took the option down. I don't understand why more of these are popping up...

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I really can't get mad at people who use this option, I just think it's lame that it is an option.

BACK IN TOKYO...

posted April 14, 2010

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Yesterday was my first day back in Tokyo in what feels like ages. This time I'm her for the OriginalFake AW/2010 exhibition and also to meet with as many friends that I haven't see in a while. The first person I went to see is Hajime Sorayama. I haven't seen him since we released the "No Future Companion", visiting him is always amazing...
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ROBERT LAZZARINI: GUNS, KNIVES, BRASS KNUCKLES @ HONOR FRASER

posted April 11, 2010

I'm in LA for the opening of Robert's show at Honor Fraser last night. You have to see this show in person to really understand whats going on, it looks great. The exhibition runs from April 9th- May 8th.....
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Also, I walked into Honor's office and saw these two really nice small paintings by Annie Lapin who just recently started working with the gallery...
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OriginalFake COMPANION BE@RBRICK & WONDERWALL RELEASE

posted March 26, 2010

Today at KAWSONE.COM
and at the OriginalFake store in Tokyo tomorrow!

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WELCOME TO...

posted March 22, 2010

MONDAY
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Sunday...

posted March 21, 2010

I got to relax a bit this weekend. Just installed this Robert Lazzarini black 1/1 skull. It's impossible to understand how good this looks in person when you see it in a photo. He has a show that opens in LA at Honor Fraser gallery on April 10th. Stop by if you can, you will be glad you did...
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I got a new assistant Sam, I think he really understands my expectations..
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I have been traveling around Taiwan with Julia these past few days... kinda
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And I have to mention this simple but amazing sweatshirt we (OriginalFake) released last week with the company LOOPWHEELER. I forgot how great their sweatshirts are, been wearing it since it arrived!
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Celebration @ Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art

posted March 18, 2010

I'm in a group show opening tonight in Athens..
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Macedonian Museum for Contemporary Art

Dottie...

posted February 28, 2010

Staring at the steak again!

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KAWS / Galeria Javier Lopez- Mario Sequeira

posted February 16, 2010

I'm out in Madrid this week setting up for my show that opens at Galeria Javier Lopez on February 17th at 7:30. If you're in town please come by. I will also have work in ARCO at stand 8C06-8C08.

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Galeria Javier Lopez
José Marañón, 4
E-28010 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 593 21 84
Fax: +34 91 591 26 48
info@galeriajavierlopez.com

JULIA CHIANG for THE STANDARD

posted February 04, 2010

Julia just created a new edition of 50 handmade porcelain apples titled "ALL FOR YOU" for The Standard's new shop in New York that will open on February 12th.
The edition will also be available online starting today at the Standard's online shop.
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IPad

posted January 29, 2010

This is stupid but kinda funny and came out ages ago..

KAWS / Wonderwall

posted January 19, 2010

Next month we are releasing a new figure that I designed for my really good friend Masamichi Katayama and his company Wonderwall.
Wonderwall is my favorite interior design firm and this figure is in honor of that!
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Torrance Art Museum "The Reflected Gaze"

posted January 16, 2010

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The Reflected Gaze - Self Portraiture Today
Curated by Max Presneill

January 16 - February 20, 2010
Opening Reception January 16, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Torrance Art Musem opens its 2010 schedule with another ambitious show based on self portraits. Artists included are Justin Bower, Chuck Close, Emily Counts, Ariel Erestingcol, Mark Greenwold, Julie Heffernan, Damien Hirst, Per Huttner, KAWS, Tom LaDuke, Hung Liu, Jennifer Nehrbass, Gavin Nolan, Fahamu Pecou, Dane Picard, Frank Ryan, Peter Sudar, Terri Thomas, Holly Topping, Alexandra Wiesenfeld, Cindy Wright and Liat Yossifor

From TAM: "One of the basic primary forms of painting is the self-portrait. With a long and distinguished history the self-portrait has told us about people, their times and their attitudes. They tell us of scrutiny, of desire, of ego and of the passage of time too, but they can also seem like a whispered secret sometimes, that winks knowingly to us of shared knowledge and experiences and has the added frisson for us of knowing that this is the artist 'talking' directly to us through time and geography. A great self-portrait tells you something of the artist but of ourselves too."

OLAFUR ELIASSON for MEKANISM

posted January 15, 2010

I just received this new edition titled "Your Mercury Ocean" by Olafur Eliasson for Mekanism.
This was a cool project, and the end result is really amazing in person.
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TODD JAMES "MAKE MY BURDEN LIGHTER"

posted January 12, 2010

This Friday is the opening for Todd's first NY solo exhibition at Gering&Lopez.

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I got to see the paintings this past weekend when they were installing, the work looks great!
Friday should be fun so I hope you can stop by.

OriginalFake 4' COMPANION...

posted January 07, 2010

Will release on KAWSONE tomorrow at noon.
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After a very long silence at kawsone.com we will finally have a new release. This is the last in a series of 4' OF Companions...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

posted December 31, 2009

Hope next year treats you well...
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CLIPSE "TIL THE CASKET DROPS" COVER ART

posted December 09, 2009

It's ALIVE!
The new CLIPSE album is finally out and sounds amazing!
I was happy to create the cover art for this project..
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JULIA CHIANG at O.H.W.O.W MIAMI

posted December 08, 2009

One of the best things I saw in Miami last week was this installation by Julia Chiang at OHWOW!

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3100 NW 7 Avenue
Miami, Florida 33127
305.633.9345 office
305.633.9498 fax

info@oh-wow.com

Hours:
Weekdays: Noon-5pm
Private appointments available

Kiehl's X KAWS Holiday Collection

posted December 08, 2009

I just finished this project with Kiehl's that has been out for a few weeks. It was a really great project and 100% of the net profits goes to different charities around the world. In NY it will go to RxArt! We also did a cover/feature with Harper's Bazaar Korea.
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On December 11th the Kiehl's flagship store in NY is releasing this special edition cap I designed to benefit RxArt... The edition size is really low on these. The limited edition Creme De Corps will continue through the holidays...

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FRENCH VOGUE, NOVEMBER ISSUE

posted October 24, 2009

Mario Sorrenti invited me to work over some photos he took of Raquel Zimmerman for the November issue of French Vogue. I've known Mario for years and I was stoked to finally get to work on something with him...
(below are a few of the pages)

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MY NEW ASSISTANT...

posted October 21, 2009

I usually don't like to show how my paintings are made.

OVERCOME

posted October 06, 2009

October...

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THIS WEEK

posted September 29, 2009

Is going to be long...
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GOOD DELIVERY DAY

posted September 25, 2009

Erik Parker & Todd James

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Sorry for the poor quality photo...

FOOD FRIENDS

posted September 24, 2009

I need to get out more...
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CLIPSE X KAWS... COMPLEX COVER

posted September 21, 2009

I got to work on a second Complex cover, this time with Clipse. The issue goes on sale Oct. 6th.....

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UNDERCOVER BEAR KAWS COMPANION

posted September 10, 2009

My studio is a mess because we are releasing the collaborative toy I did with Jun Takahashi tomorrow at noon on my site www.kawsone.com
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KENNY SCHARF at HONOR FRASER

posted September 10, 2009

I wish I was in LA for this show....

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GALLERY HOURS
TUESDAY -- SATURDAY
10AM -- 6PM

2622 S. LA CIENEGA BLVD.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90034

T: 310.837.0191
F: 310.838.0191

IDENTITY

posted August 29, 2009

crisis...
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DEEP SLEEP

posted August 27, 2009

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LUNCH TIME...

posted August 26, 2009

Todd James & Erik Parker stopped by the studio today.
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Erik dropped of this awesome painting on paper.
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Todd also has a show coming up at Colette in Paris that will be paintings and drawings on paper. I saw the work already, it's killer! You should stop by Colette to check it out, I wish I was going back to Paris for many reasons...
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Catching up....

posted August 25, 2009

I was stuck in the work abyss.
Here are some recent things that I have been up to..

I got to work on a new project with Jonio from UNDERCOVER.
I love working with him, our meeting are always fun.
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Interview magazine just released their September issue and they invited me to work over an image of MJ.
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Made some shoe laces with Starks.
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My friend Robert Lazzarini gave me this awesome teacup he made for the Norton Family Christmas Project in 2003.
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Welcome back.

posted July 10, 2009

video...

ALPHA EXOTICA, HYDRA SCHOOL PROJECTS

posted June 29, 2009

Opening July 4th, Greece.
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fuckyeahanimalswithcasts...

posted June 28, 2009

Sorayama iPhone video

posted June 25, 2009

Just testing video on the iPhone 3GS via Splay.com "NO FUTURE COMPANION" releasing on KAWSONE.





KAWS/ Hajime Sorayama "NO FUTURE COMPANION"

posted June 22, 2009

Set to release this Saturday at OriginalFake in Tokyo. This is a toy I have been working on for the past three years with Medicom Toy. Knowing Sorayama's level of perfection we took our time to get it right. Thanks to COMPLEX who provided us with these amazing photo's and will also feature the figure in a second shoot in it's upcoming August issue that hits stands 8/1/09...
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MATT JONES @ COLETTE

posted June 17, 2009

My long lost friend Matt Jones has an exhibition at Colette starting June 25th.

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LA, OJAI, ROSSON CROW

posted June 16, 2009

I took a mini vacation a few weeks ago to California. The first day I arrived I went to visit the studio of Rosson Crow who made me this great painting that included some of the art and objects I had in my house combined with a 70's collectors apartment.
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Later that night we went to a group exhibition I had a sculpture in called:
First Look: An Exhibition of Emerging Artists From Los Angeles Galleries
Presented by House of Campari
Curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala of Scenic

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Then took off to Ojai for a few days of relaxing.

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I also got to see Big Foot...
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VOTE ERIC ELMS

posted June 06, 2009

My friend Eric Elms created an artwork for VANS new book and they have a voting system on their website you can check out here. (Get a family member to sign on and vote for NECK FACE as well)
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KENNY SCHARF / BROOKLYN STUDIO

posted May 28, 2009

Being on this plane reminded me of some photos I had on my phone.
A month or two ago I went over to Kenny Scharf's studio with my friend Erik Parker and we had no idea what we were in for. On the floor below his studio he had created this insane space thats like walking into one of his sculptures. Here are a few images:

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VIRGIN AMERICA in flight internet

posted May 28, 2009

As you can tell I'm bored out of my mind on a flight and thought this was a good time to make an entry. Aside from feeling like I'm in a night club this has been a good flight. wi-fi really helps kill time on a flight..... (kinda)

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CLIPSE X KANYE "Kinda Like A Big Deal"

posted May 26, 2009

This is a short video from behind the scenes of the shoot this past weekend.

Clipse X Kanye - Kinda Like A Big Deal Behind The Scenes from Malice of the Clipse on Vimeo.

FAST COMPANY

posted May 25, 2009

"THE 100 MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN BUSINESS"

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Saturday in Brooklyn

posted May 23, 2009

Pusha T came by the studio to see what I'm up to and talk about his upcoming album " Till the Casket Drops". He's in brooklyn shooting the video for "I'm kinda like a big deal" with Clipse and Kanye. The video shots were looking good when I left and the album is going to be insane. It's great seeing all the pieces of this album come together.

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Kanye, Pusha T, Malice checking over some of the days work.

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I wish I could show you more images of the video but I can't...


THE NEW YORKERS @ V1GALLERY

posted April 29, 2009

Curated by Todd James and Mikkel Groennebaek

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Andre Ethier @ Derek Eller Gallery

posted April 28, 2009

Don't miss this show, it closes May 16th.

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Derek Eller Gallery
615 West 27th St.
NYC 10001

Tokyo

posted April 27, 2009

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The first night I arrived Keiichi made the super dinner at his house with Marni and baby Milo sleeping in the background.

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The past two trips Keiichi has taken me to FUKU SUSHI. It's always fun and the food is amazing.

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I took a day trip with Kei to visit Tomoo Gokita's studio.

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Then I stopped by Taka Ishii Gallery to check out some more of his work.

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I went by the Undercover office to see what Jonio was up to, we have a fun project we are going to release later this summer.

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On my last day I did a shoot with Leslie Kee. Last time I worked with him was around 2004. One of the nicest people I met in years, glad to see him again.

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I removed my last post because I was dissapointed

posted April 15, 2009

I would even get involved in that lameness...................

Lee Quinones @ Galleria il Trifoglio Nero

posted April 14, 2009

I was happy to see Lee is having a show in Italy that opens this coming Saturday 4-18-09.
For more information check http://www.iltrifoglionero.com/

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ROSSON CROW @ Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

posted April 08, 2009

Last weekend I went to Texas for two days to see the opening of Rosson's first museum show. This is the first time I got to see a few of her larger works together and the show looked amazing!
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Honor Fraser kept the later part of the evening in order.

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SUPREME X DAMIEN HIRST

posted March 31, 2009

This series looks really good...

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MEAT

posted March 30, 2009

My friends...

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KAWS / HONOR FRASER

posted February 08, 2009

If your in LA please stop by Honor Fraser.

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HONOR FRASER
2622 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California 90034
T: 310.837.0191
F: 310.838.0191

...

posted February 02, 2009

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KEIICHI TANAAMI @ NANZUKA UNDERGROUND

posted January 31, 2009

Keiichi Tanaami has an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture at Nanzuka Underground in Shibuya. I have been a fan of his work for several years and more recently have become a friend. He has been doing amazing graphic work for over forty years and continues to produce work with the same energy and output as when he first started.

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This photo is from the last time I visited his studio, it was full of artwork from floor to ceiling.

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If you can't make it to Tokyo to see the exhibit, there are several books of his work available. You might have to do a bit a searching online but it's worth the effort.

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This is one of his older sculpture works that he gave me during my last visit. Thank you!

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NANZUKA UNDERGROUND
Shibuya Ibis Bldg. B1F
2-17-3 Shibuya Shibuya-ku.Tokyo 150-0002 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3400-0075
Fax: +81-3-3400-1057

CLIPSE "I'm kinda like a big deal"

posted January 28, 2009

I met up with Pusha T tonight to hear some tracks from the upcoming album Till The Casket Drops. We have been talking about working together for a while an it's finally coming together. The only disappointing thing I heard was that I couldn't take the CD with me.
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Third times a charm...

MEET MILO!

posted January 21, 2009

Congratulations to Marni and Kei on the birth of their son Milo.

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I can't imagine what an awesome life this kid will have..
Thanks for the photo Kei!

Build and Destroy

posted January 19, 2009

I met with Masamichi Katayama and Isobe from Wonderwall this past week. They were in town to talk about a new project we are working on.

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We also took a walk over to Erik Parker's studio to check out the lastest batch of paintings he's working on for his upcoming exhibition at Paul Kasmin in New York.

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glad to see this being put to use!

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The weekend ended with a lesson in destruction.

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Some things

posted January 12, 2009

never change...
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If you're at 45th and 7th ave.

posted January 06, 2009

Look up!
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WARM REGARDS BAR

posted January 04, 2009

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Being a leading expert in poo, Dottie agreed to test the bar.

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Warm Regards was originally created as a mural for the Beautiful Losers exhibition when it was at Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

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Welcome to 2009

posted December 31, 2008

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THE PLANTS

posted December 30, 2008

are taking over...
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Hajime Sorayama

posted December 02, 2008

I was going to do a post on my recent Tokyo trip but I decided instead to do a post on Hajime Sorayama (Tokyo post will come later.) When I go to Tokyo I always visit Sorayama's studio to see what he's working on but also to discuss a project we started working on a few years ago. This past month he visited NY for the first time (ever). Here are some photos from NY and Tokyo taken in the past few weeks.

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TODD JAMES: Print Release

posted November 20, 2008

Todd James just built a new web site www.toddjames.com and will be releasing a print tomorrow (the 20th) at 12 noon. This is the first time you will be able to purchase directly from the artist.

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NY SUBWAY

posted November 17, 2008

One reason why I like to take the train.

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The Horticultural Society of New York_BLOCK PARTY

posted November 13, 2008

Purchase tickets here or at the door tonight!
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Gering & Lopez Gallery Opening

posted November 12, 2008

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to the exhibition openings last week.

I was happy that Nobu from, well..um.. NOBU stopped by in the beginning of the night.
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Erik Parker showed up with one of my favorite painters, Peter Saul.
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Long time friends Zuk & Bianca
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CRASH found his soulmate.
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Jus Ske
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Satoko (who took most of these photos, Thanks!)
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Gering & Lopez Gallery

posted November 05, 2008

I have an exhibition that opens on November 6th at Gering & Lopez Gallery in NY. It will be open till December 23rd so if you get a chance please stop by.

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While I was installing today, my friend Cecile from Belgium visited me and gave me this awesome Warm Regards bread sculpture. Thanks Cecile!

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NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

posted November 03, 2008

Liz ran her first marathon today, she cam in 11,485th place! (3 hours 56 minutes)
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HAPPY

posted October 31, 2008

HALLOWEEN

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CBS NEWS STUDIO VISIT

posted October 28, 2008

Today Serena Altschul of CBS News came by the studio to film for a piece they are putting together on my work. It forced me to take a break from painting and it wound up being a fun day.

Jon Carras and crew.
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Serena.
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Last night I was able to finish this painting on the table.
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THE NY ART BOOK FAIR

posted October 26, 2008

Yesterday I stopped by the NY Art Book Fair. If you're in NY it's worth the visit. It's basically a gathering of the best art book sellers from around the world and you can find some pretty amazing stuff. Open October 24-26.
The first person I saw when I entered was my buddy Brendan Fowler who I forced to pose in front of boxes of ANP Quarterly mags that were free at the entrance.
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The main reason I wanted to stop by the fair was to visit the booth of Gallery 360 from Tokyo. It's owned by Mr. Nemoto and Ms. Sugaya, and I visit their gallery/editions & book shop every time I go to Japan.
Ms. Sugaya in front of some editions published by Gallery 360.
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Pharrell Williams @ Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

posted October 22, 2008

Pharrell opened his first exhibition yesterday in Paris.

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CLOT / ORIGINALFAKE

posted October 22, 2008

Edison stopped by the studio, we have a new project that will drop early next week in HK!

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Thanks!

posted October 21, 2008

Some photos I had to share.
By BFLV
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By Jordan from Minneapolis.
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Much appreciated!

I wake up feeling like this every day....

posted October 05, 2008

STORMTROOPER

posted September 29, 2008

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the OriginalFake shop this past Saturday.

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Marc Jacobs / KAWS mouse flats

posted September 27, 2008

Available soon at colette in Paris, OriginalFake in Tokyo and Marc Jacobs stores in London and the United States.

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Limited to 200 pairs

MIAMI

posted September 25, 2008

recap...

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"Saturated" Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin

posted September 18, 2008

If you're in Miami...

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Gary Panter

posted September 10, 2008

I thought I would test the new site with this great Gary Panter drawing my girlfriend got me for my birthday last year.

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I guess it's all down hill from here...

Brendan Fowler

posted September 04, 2008

visited by the studio yesterday and had an Oakley moment...
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Brendan Fowler

posted September 04, 2008

visited the studio yesterday and had an Oakley moment...
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OriginalFake @ Colette

posted August 25, 2008

Starting tomorrow, Colette will re-open with a completely new interior designed by Wonderwall.
This new interior will include a section dedicated to OriginalFake.

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OriginalFake @ Colette

posted August 25, 2008

Starting tomorrow, Colette will re-open with a completely new interior designed by Wonderwall.
This new interior will include a section dedicated to OriginalFake.

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ANP QUARTERLY NEW SITE

posted August 22, 2008

ANPQuarterly just redesigned their web site. Visit their blog to follow the latest news from Brendan Fowler and crew...

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ANP QUARTERLY NEW SITE

posted August 22, 2008

ANPQuarterly just redesigned their web site. Visit their blog to follow the latest news from Brendan Fowler and crew...

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Todd James: BLOOD & TREASURE

posted August 20, 2008

Todd James / REAS has a show coming up at Lazarides gallery in London beginning August 29th.
I got to see some of the paintings last month at his studio, and they are great. Check out the opening because this show is going to be memorable!
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Todd James: BLOOD & TREASURE

posted August 20, 2008

Todd James / REAS has a show coming up at Lazarides gallery in London beginning August 29th.
I got to see some of the paintings last month at his studio, and they are great. Check out the opening because this show is going to be memorable!
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SERIOUS

posted August 18, 2008

SUNDAY
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SERIOUS

posted August 18, 2008

SUNDAY
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ANPQuarterly

posted August 12, 2008

The new issue of ANPQuarterly will release at the end of this week. For this issue, Brendan Fowler did an extensive feature on my work and Terry Richardson photographed me at my studio for the cover and inside spread.

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ANPQuarterly

posted August 12, 2008

The new issue of ANPQuarterly will release at the end of this week. For this issue, Brendan Fowler did an extensive feature on my work and Terry Richardson photographed me at my studio for the cover and inside spread.

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CONSUMED by Rob Walker

posted August 03, 2008

"New Looks"
This weekend in The New York Times Magazine, Rob Walker wrote an article about my work and the path it has taken. I like a lot of the things Rob writes about on his blog and in his weekly 'Consumed' column, so I was stoked when he mentioned he wanted to write something about what I was up to.
You can read the article here.

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CONSUMED by Rob Walker

posted August 03, 2008

"New Looks"
This weekend in The New York Times Magazine, Rob Walker wrote an article about my work and the path it has taken. I like a lot of the things Rob writes about on his blog and in his weekly 'Consumed' column, so I was stoked when he mentioned he wanted to write something about what I was up to.
You can read the article here.

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COMPLEX/ N*E*R*D/ LUPE FIASCO/ TODD JAMES/ KAWS

posted August 02, 2008

Complex Magazine invited REAS and myself to work over the cover and inside features of N*E*R*D and LUPE FIASCO. You can find out more details over at COMPLEX.COM

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COMPLEX/ N*E*R*D/ LUPE FIASCO/ TODD JAMES/ KAWS

posted August 02, 2008

Complex Magazine invited REAS and myself to work over the cover and inside features of N*E*R*D and LUPE FIASCO. You can find out more details over at COMPLEX.COM

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ERIC ELMS

posted July 29, 2008

Staying busy...

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ERIC ELMS

posted July 29, 2008

Staying busy...

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KAWS JPP

posted July 24, 2008

New items releasing at KAWSONE tomorrow at noon and Saturday at OriginalFake.

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KAWS JPP

posted July 24, 2008

New items releasing at KAWSONE tomorrow at noon and Saturday at OriginalFake.

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HONOR FRASER

posted July 22, 2008

Erik Parker & Max Henry curated an excellent group show titled JEKYLL ISLAND at HONOR FRASER in LA.
If you're anywhere on the west coast it's well worth the trip.
Peter Saul
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Glenn Brown
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Jóhannes Atli Hinriksson
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1World AF1/KAWS

posted July 01, 2008

Nike Sportswear introduces 1World, a collection of AF1, created in partnership with global innovators in the fields of sport, music, art & design.
Featuring 18 original styles, the collection will be released over the course of eight months and will see the Air Force 1 once again exploring new territory.

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The Massive for i-Dtv

posted June 30, 2008

i-D Magazine just put up this short film directed Jake & Kate Sumner.

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EVERY DAY IS LIKE SUNDAY

posted June 21, 2008

A new exhibition by Keiichi Nitta at gogallery.
I'm really bummed I will not be able to see this show.
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PRESSURE

posted June 18, 2008

RVCA X CINELLI

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EVERYTHING ELSE

posted June 14, 2008

i-D Magazine / KAWS collaboration issue

posted June 10, 2008

Today I received advance copies of the July issue of i-D Magazine. This was
one of the largest magazine projects I have worked on to date. It was a lot
of work but I would gladly do it over again (and again, and again.)
The support I received from friends who took time out of their busy
schedules to contribute was awesome, so thank you. Another
great part about this project was that I interviewed Nigo - my first time as
interviewer. I got to be really open and ask him a bunch of things I wanted
to know about in the past, but was too polite to ask. To top it all off, the
printing job on the issue was amazing. The cover and inside spreads look
super bright and clean. A special thanks to Terry and Tricia Jones, and
again to everyone at i-D and to those who contributed...

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4FT COMPANION (Grey Version)

posted June 05, 2008

Tomorrow at KAWSONE.com
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Business As Usual

posted June 04, 2008

Edison Chen stopped by the studio yesterday to get lunch and catch up.
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He's been working on a lot of new projects lately and brought some new samples for me to check out. These "Visvim Clot Royale Christo" will be released exclusively at Juice HK later this month.
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My friend Max also slipped this photo and drawing under my door. I'm stoked Max rides my board in the neighborhood. You can check out his art in the OriginalFake issue of Arkitip I organized last year.
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(he might also have the largest KAWS toy collection in Brooklyn)

YARD INVASION

posted June 01, 2008

Hey Paul,
Yep, that's right, Dottie's in your backyard!
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SERIOUS SATURDAY

posted June 01, 2008

Hanging with the fur bags...
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Tokyo burning

posted May 13, 2008

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Sobata from OriginalFake shop can explain this top photo. If you happen see on the street just ask him.
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I went to see the Tadanori Yokoo Be Adventurous! exhibition at Setagaya Art Museum with Katayama from Wonderwall.
It was a really amazing show including many original drawings from the '60's and '70's. There's also an excellent catalogue that was published for the exhibition. Ends 6/15/08, so try to see it, it's definitely worth the trip!
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We also went to Takashi Murakami's "Geisai Museum #2"
Katayama, Murakami, me, Oka (Medicom Toy)
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The show was packed with a lot of young talent. I was happy to meet this artist and picked up two Rolex watches.
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Makes my other watches look boring.
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I arrived in Tokyo yesterday.

posted May 08, 2008

I took a minute to arrange my belongings.
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before taking on the city...
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Nobody told me it was warm here!

It has been a while.

posted May 04, 2008

Hope you're all well, and thank you to everyone who stopped by the OriginalFake exhibition or the store yesterday for our second anniversary.

I have been working a lot and am kinda all over the place lately as this post will probably be..

Here are some OF Anniversary tees:
Hysteric Glamour X Warhol Foundation X OriginalFake
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UNDERCOVER (this first one is a follow up to a graphic I did with Jonio eight years ago)
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SUPREME (It was fun to remake their classic Kate Moss tee)
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Last time I was in Tokyo I received this great incense holder from the guys at SMOKE & MIRRORS
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Dumbo incense has been getting a lot of use in the studio lately.
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Took a trip out to LA for some meetings and got to see the Glow in the Dark tour. Incredible performances from beginning to end. Try to see it if you can!
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NIGO opened his LA shop the following night. The store looks amazing and the palm trees out front fit perfect.
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Satoko kept the opening party in order!
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Got to spend a bit of time with Darren Romanelli. He totally hooked me up and even introduced me to his secret eye doctor. Thanks Darren!
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I stayed at this new hotel called PALIHOUSE. Next time you're planning to spend some time in LA and want to stay at a place with great friendly service; I can't say enough good things about this place but book early because rooms go fast.
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These are from the GF...um..
Should I be worried?
(Pro-Tech 'Tantilla', 'Godson', and 'Godfather')
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BEAR WITH ME

posted April 09, 2008

GREAT!

WWW.KAWSONE.COM

posted March 29, 2008

We just relaunched kawsone.com and will be carrying new product by OriginalFake from this point on.

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GO BIG

posted March 21, 2008

I received this Grand Theft Auto IV edition 120GB XBOX 360 today, big thanks to Tony Arcabascio!

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(Yes, this is a black 4' Companion.. no plans to release it at this point..)

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KAWS X DOVER STREET MARKET

posted March 21, 2008

Yesterday at OriginalFake and Dover Street Market we released these t-shirts.
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Forged

posted March 17, 2008

I decided to post these images because I get a lot of emails asking if something is authentic. If you're ever in doubt, you can e-mail info@kawsone.com

Did not produce these:
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Never painted this,
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or this,
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Fake OriginalFake
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THEY HAVE NO FEET!
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PHIL FROST

posted March 01, 2008

Phil has a great new book published by Damiani. It's 162 pages of paintings, street work, and studio shots from the early 90's to present. I was happy to see it in my neighborhood book shop but you can also pick it up here.
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This is a drawing we did over ten years ago.
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Mark Dean Veca @ Milieu Galerie

posted February 26, 2008

If you're lucky enough to be in Switzerland, check out a new series of paintings by Mark that opened on Feb. 22nd at Milieu Gallery.
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Since the last time I posted..

posted February 24, 2008

NIGO stopped by the studio and I pulled out some older work for him to see; it's always nice catching up with him.
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I also had a visit from Kei. If you know Kei, then no explanation is necessary for this photo.
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I made him and his two staff empty all their cameras when they entered.
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He brought me this pudding from Japan and insisted that it tasted great. (I believe you, Kei)
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I went to go see my friend Tito perform with his band MOLOTOV.
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FRENCH CREW / MAN IN THE MIRROR

posted February 08, 2008

Last week Michael Dupouy stopped by my studio with Pedro and So Me. Michael dropped off copies of his new book ALL GONE.
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Also, another great project by Mark Ronson, Rhymefest's 'Man in the Mirror' - well worth checking out!
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REMEMBERING DAVIDE SORRENTI

posted February 05, 2008

ARGUE SKE R.I.P
JULY 9TH 1976 - FEBRUARY 4TH 1997
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LAST NIGHT IN NEGRIL

posted February 03, 2008

I found this little guy in my room,
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so I rolled him up and smoked him.
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80's sunset on the flight home.
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OUT OF THE STUDIO

posted February 01, 2008

..for a few days...
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OriginalFake SS'08

posted January 22, 2008

To kick off the S/S season of OriginalFake, I called on the artistic talents of Mark Dean Veca.
I love working with Mark because I don't know what I'm going to get back, and it's always better than I had imagined.
You can see more of Mark's work here.
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2008

posted January 02, 2008

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Clot X OriginalFake X Shu Qi

posted December 28, 2007

Clot invited several actresses to collaborate with them for a special "Fantasy" t-shirt series. This time around the actress was Shu Qi and I was asked to work over the photo for a special New Years release.

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KAWS HASHEEM

posted December 21, 2007

This is a new figure I made with the Japanese artist Santa Inoue. I liked Hasheem long before I met Santa, but after meeting him in Tokyo through our mutual friend Oka, I got to see his studio and ended up really getting along with him. I'm glad we were able to collaborate on this together.
Hasheeme will release at Santastic and OriginalFake this Saturday in Tokyo, and at kawsone.com tomorrow (12/21) at noon.

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Mascots & Mugs: The Characters and Cartoons of Subway Graffiti

posted December 14, 2007

This past Monday night I went to the release party for a new book "Mascots & Mugs" by
Todd "Reas" James & David "Chino" Villorente. This book focuses on the
cartoons and characters of graffiti, and it's a very informative read.

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HEYWIRE guild & gallery

posted December 10, 2007

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This is a new site for artists all over the world to post samples of their work. it only launched this past Thursday but I think this site will be huge!

AMEN

posted December 03, 2007

AMEN!

As Long as it Lasts...

posted December 02, 2007

Art Basel Miami is next week, if you're in town please stop by.

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