Originally a street artist, Brian Donnelly, the man also known as KAWS, had his humble beginnings performing guerilla art in NYC. After graduating from SVA, he spent some time in Tokyo, which later proved to be instrumental in his career. You can see the influences of Japanese street art and brands (i.e. Futura, Nigo from A Bathing Ape) in his work, especially the large sculptures. (I can't be the only person who sees the similarity to the Bearbrick toys in "Companion (Passing Through).")
|Jinah from Bonjour It's Jinah|
Running through May 20, head down to the High to get your dose of high octane colors. You can still catch the Picasso to Warhol exhibit, which ends April 29.
High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St., N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30309