Open This Week: KAWS – "Clean Slate" at Harbour City, Hong Kong
Okay, so former street artist KAWS might be the dictionary definition of a 'sell-out'. His work is all over shirts in hip-hop music videos. His vinyl figurines are a huge hit with the Kid Robot kids. He even had a huge KAWS balloon in last year's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. But no matter what you might think about him, one thing that cannot be argued is his weight in the contemporary 'pop art' scene.
Right off the heels of his Snoopy-inspired "Man's Best Friend" exhibit in Los Angeles, his latest solo engagement "Clean Slate" takes a 'back to basics' approach. Most of the work returns to the original imagery and motifs KAWS worked with, but now new and reimagined. The works allude to his history as both a street artist and a former Disney animator!