KAWS @ PAFA

Exhibition Info
Historic Landmark Building
Curators
Harry Philbrick, Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Museum
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

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.

COMPANION (ORIGINALFAKE), 2011, fiberglass and rubberized paint, edition of 3, in front of Benjamin West, Death on the Pale Horse, 1817. Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik
COMPANION (ORIGINALFAKE), 2011, fiberglass and rubberized paint, edition of 3, in front of Benjamin West, Death on the Pale Horse, 1817. Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik
KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, installation view. Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik.
KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, installation view. 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 a
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 a
KAWS, THE LONG WAY HOME, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 96 in. Flanked by Violet Oakley, The Wise and Foolish Virgins, 1908-9; Tiffany Studios, Saint Cornelius and the Angel, ca. 1910
KAWS, THE LONG WAY HOME, 2009, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 96 in. Flanked by Violet Oakley, The Wise and Foolish Virgins, 1908-9; Tiffany Studios, Saint Cornelius and the Angel, ca. 1910
KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, installation view. Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik.
KAWS @ PAFA, 2013, installation view. Photo by Barbara Katus and Brian van Camerik.

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