KAWS @ PAFA

PAFA's first large-scale gallery intervention exhibition, highlighting the museum's tradition of commitment to contemporary artists who define the iconography of their times

  • Detail of <em>COMPANION (ORIGINALFAKE)</em>, 2011, Fiberglass and rubberized paint, Edition of 3, 2 APs, in front of Benjamin West&#39;s <em>Death on the Pale Horse</em> (1817) at PAFA, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

    Detail of COMPANION (ORIGINALFAKE), 2011, Fiberglass and rubberized paint, Edition of 3, 2 APs, in front of Benjamin West's Death on the Pale Horse (1817) at PAFA, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

  • Installation view of <em>KAWS @ PAFA</em>, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

    Installation view of KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

  • <em>CHUM</em>, 2009. Painted fiberglass, 90 x 54 x 30 in. Flanked by Horatio Greenough&#39;s <em>Marquis de Layfayette</em>, 1831 (right), and Giuseppe Iardella&#39;s <em>Benjamin Franklin</em>, ca. 1804 (right) in the Washington Foyer, Historic Landmark Building, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

    CHUM, 2009. Painted fiberglass, 90 x 54 x 30 in. Flanked by Horatio Greenough's Marquis de Layfayette, 1831 (right), and Giuseppe Iardella's Benjamin Franklin, ca. 1804 (right) in the Washington Foyer, Historic Landmark Building, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

  • <em>THE LONG WAY HOME</em>, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 96 in.&nbsp;Flanked by Violet Oakley&#39;s <em>The Wise and Foolish Virgins </em>(1908-9) (left); Tiffany Studios, <em>Saint Cornelius and the Angel</em> (ca. 1910) (right), Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

    THE LONG WAY HOME, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 84 x 96 in. Flanked by Violet Oakley's The Wise and Foolish Virgins (1908-9) (left); Tiffany Studios, Saint Cornelius and the Angel (ca. 1910) (right), Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

  • Installation view of <em>KAWS @ PAFA</em>, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

    Installation view of KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik

The indoor component of KAWS @ PAFA featured over 60 KAWS paintings and sculptures — some of them newly created for this exhibition — in the galleries of the Historic Landmark Building. These works provided an intriguing link between contemporary and historic American art. KAWS @ PAFA was the first large-scale gallery intervention exhibition and highlighted PAFA’s long tradition of commitment to contemporary art and to artists who define the iconography of their times.

For KAWS' BORN TO BEND, click HERE.

For KAWS @ 30th Street Station, click HERE.