Tulane exhibits work by infamous street artist KAWS alongside works from his personal collection.
“A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum, and Tomoo Gokita” brings together recent works by street artist KAWS and pieces from his personal art collection. KAWS’ work—including graffiti, vinyl toys, and shaped painted canvases—has had great crossover appeal and the artist has collaborated with brands and celebrities such as Nike, Hennessy, and Pharrell Williams. “A Shared Space” repositions KAWS’ practice within the spheres of two other creators: Chicago Imagist Karl Wirsum and Japanese painter and sculptor Tomoo Gokita. For the exhibition, KAWS installed a monumental sculpture, Companion (Passing Through), in the Newcomb Pottery Garden outside the museum, drawing students and passers-by into a dialogue about art.
“A Shared Space” is on view through January 3, 2016, at Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Museum. The museum is free and open to the public, Tuesday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm, and Saturday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm.