ART: Kaws at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
Brooklyn street artist Kaws, who made his name in the 90s painting subverted cartoon characters onto bus shelters and phone booths in the New York streets, and who later went on to collaborate with fashion greats Marc Jacobs and Comme des Garçons, shows new sculptures and canvases for this solo show ‘Pay the Debt to Nature’, at Emmanuel Perrotin. Featuring monumental fibreglass sculptures of his characters such as ‘Companion’ (a Mickey Mouse body with a pirate head), and vast diptychs and triptychs of Sponge Bob, this exhibition explores low culture and consumerism and invites comparison with another artist in Perrotin’s stable, the controversial Takashi Murakami. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a new monograph (Rizzoli) featuring texts by Germano Celant, Gary Panter, Harry Philbrick, and Monica Ramirez-Montagut.
Until 23 Dec.
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, 3rd. www.galerieperrotin.com