Artist: Watson Atkinson
Twine St. Portland, Maine
KAWS’s Man’s Best Friend
Brian Donnelly's (@kaws) latest show Man’s Best Friend at Honor Fraser Gallery (@honorfrasergallery) in Los Angeles includes new sculpture, drawings and eye-popping, precise paintings on shaped canvases. “I try to understand why certain experiences stick with me and repeat over and over in my head while I go about my day,” he says. “I try to create work that will have this same effect.”
KAWS began as a graffiti artist and rose to international acclaim. His phenomenally popular work has even been featured as a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The show for Honor Fraser is a fresh approach to his bold yet cryptic reinterpretations of popular culture.“The work in this show is a marriage between the familiar and abstract, the stark and colorful,” he says.
Lip Liner (2003)
Photographer Tom Hunter recreates classic paintings in modern, post industrial British settings.
Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948, MoMA, NYC
Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851 - 2, Tate, London
Johannes Vermeer, Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, 1657 - 59, Gemäldegalerie, Dresden
"Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours."
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, 2004