KAWS Brings VR to the New York Pubic Library

Brian Donnelly aka KAWS unveiled his first-ever VR project at the New York Public Library this past weekend. Housed in the historic Gottesman Gallery, the work was produced by Visionaire—in fact, co-directed by co-founder Cecilia Dean. In essence a trippy, magical and immersive “studio visit” with KAWS’ characters aplenty, the 360-degree project kept the artist’s signature aesthetic intact while blending reality with the virtual. Hopefully …

Casa Malca, Tulum

A private estate turned beachside boutique hotel with extraordinary works of art on display

There tend to be two schools of thought when addressing Tulum, Mexico as a destination: those who have been there and done that, and those who dream of the tiny hotel-lined street sat between calm seas and a dense jungle. Remarkably, Casa Malca, situated along Carretera Tulum Boca Paila (aka Route 15), should appeal to both. For the former, this unique Design Hotels-certified destination offers …

Interview: KAWS on His First Solo UK Museum Exhibition

An outdoor/indoor show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park of wondrous, over-sized sculptures and colorful paintings

There’s a balance between the personal and universal, and even the emotive and receptive, within the works of American artist KAWS. His sculptures and paintings exude a frequent immensity, and an always-present captivation. It makes sense, then, that his first major UK solo exhibition would take place both indoors and outdoors. Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Longside Gallery will play host to 20 works by …