Companionship in the Age of Loneliness

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Companionship in the Age of Loneliness is a limited edition art book with screen print by artist KAWS from 2019.

·  Limited edition art book
·  Screen print on Arches Aquarelle 300 gsm paper
·  Limited Edition of 750
·  Released in 2019

The Print

Printed in New York under the supervision of the artist, this screen print on Arches Aquarelle 300 gsm is based on GONE. An emotional depiction of loss, GONE, 2019, shows KAWS’s well-known characters COMPANION and BFF in a pose reminiscent of a classic pietà. It is among the most powerful of KAWS’s sculptural works, which often embody humility, pathos and vulnerability. Whether as a monumental sculpture, vinyl edition, or screen print, the exquisitely rendered and immaculately finished work engages with contemporary issues such as loneliness and celebrates supportiveness in today’s increasingly fractured world.

The Book 

KAWS is one of the most prominent and prolific artists of his generation. Working across art, fashion and design, he creates colour-filled paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and public art, products, and streetwear. His work is infused with humour and humanity and is deeply tied to our times. KAWS draws his cast of characters from pop-culture animations to form a distinctive artistic vocabulary. 
Featuring a new text by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), a biographical essay by NGV Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dr Simon Maidment, and more than 200 images, including documentation of the career-survey exhibition KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness at the National Gallery of Victoria, this publication is a comprehensive overview of the artist's work to date.

About Kaws

Brian Donnelly was born in 1974 and is known professionally as Kaws (stylized as KAWS). He is one of the most successful living contemporary American artists and also a designer. His work includes repeated use of a cast of figurative characters and motifs, some dating back to the beginning of his career in the 1990s, initially painted in 2D and later realised in 3D. Some of his characters are his own creations while others are reworked versions of existing icons. Kaws' sculptures range in size from a few inches to ten metres tall and are made from various materials including fibreglass, aluminium, wood, bronze and a steel pontoon inflatable raft.

Solo Shows

Exclusive KAWS Blanket Release in Support of Studio Voltaire, Studio Voltaire

KAWS "Blame Game", Galerie Boisseree, Cologne
KAWS Editions & Companions, Lougher Contemporary

KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Group Shows

Collecting by Color: Green, Alpha 137 Gallery
Black and White Prints and Works on Paper, Alpha 137 Gallery
Deals, Black Book Gallery
Graeme Jackson at Art Wynwood, Graeme Jackson, Miami
POP UP Exhibition: Contemporary Art, MK Art Invest Group, Paris
Pop Art: Online Auction, Upsilon Gallery
64 Years of Art in DIFC, 71 STRUCTURAL ART, Dubai
Street Art & Urban Art, Alpha 137 Gallery
January Acquisitions, Marcel Katz Art
New year show, 9 Strokes Gallery
Super Me Gallery Collection, Gin Huang Gallery, Taichung City

End of year sale, 9 Strokes Gallery
The Art Plug's Last Minute Gift Guide, Marcel Katz Art
Under 5000€ : Holiday Gift Guide with MK Art Invest Group, MK Art Invest Group
Rare and Collectible Artist Books, Alpha 137 Gallery
Prints & Exhibition Ephemera Auction IX, Alpha 137 Gallery
Sculpture Show, Alpha 137 Gallery
Collect by Color: Orange!, Alpha 137 Gallery
Artists Skates, Plates & Design Objects, Alpha 137 Gallery
Welcome to the New Hang-Up Gallery, Hang-Up Gallery, London