That familiar skull and crossbones with Xs for eyes makes an appearance in a fashion some might call 'monumental'. KAWS:HOLIDAY, a collaboration between the artist KAWS and organiser and curator AllRightsReserved, is an art tour project that features COMPANION as an inflatable artwork that travels to different locales around the world. It was borne from the idea that KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) had about "relaxation, looking up and shutting out the world around him".
After having made pitstops in the UK; Taiwan; Japan; Korea; Hong Kong and even space (yes, the vast cold expanse!), KAWS:HOLIDAY will now sojourn in Singapore with a 42m-long COMPANION at The Float @ Marina Bay. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board, the artwork has COMPANION, in a reclined position as it cradles a mini-version of itself.
KAWS might make an appearance in Singapore and the massive exhibition will be open to the public from 14 November and while you can bring home the memories through photographs, there will also be limited-edition collectibles to be exchange for your filthy lucre. A 10.5-inch long COMPANION (the one that's bound to be a hit) will be available and it comes in brown, grey and black. A 500 limited-edition camping sets with KAWS motifs, tank tops (perfect for the Lion City weather) and folding fans (again, perfect for this weather and exercising your wrist) will also be available. These merch will be sold solely on DDT Store (AllRightsReserved’s virtual emporium) at 11am SGT on 13 Nov 2021.
KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE will run from 13 to 21 November 2021 at The Float @ Marina Bay. It will be open to the public from 14 November. Admission is free.