KAWS:HOLIDAY Installation Visits Hong Kong

Floating Artwork Will Delight Travelers and Locals Alike During Arts

HONG KONG & LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Internationally recognized artist KAWS’ newest installation, KAWS:HOLIDAY
will arrive in Victoria Harbour as part of the city’s annual Hong
Kong Arts Month
(March 1 – March 31). Built in the new grey tone, a
relaxed and reclined position, the giant inflatable art piece is the
largest reclined sculptural endeavor by the artist to date and features
a 121-foot-long COMPANION, the signature character of the artist.

“We are delighted to welcome KAWS and this extraordinary art
installation to Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbour,” says Bill Flora,
director at the Hong Kong Tourism Board U.S.A. “The international appeal
of his work is sure to add enthusiasm and excitement to the city’s Arts
Month festivities, bringing new experiences to art-loving travelers,
collectors and supporters from around the world. With such prolific
artists and exhibitions, Hong Kong continues to reinforce itself as a
destination for world-class artistry year after year.”

The installation is part of the city’s annual Hong Kong Arts Month,
providing enriching and diversified art experiences throughout the city,
where local and international artists converge to bring about inspiring
programs featuring exhibitions, dance, music, theater and more.
Attendees are able to explore major international art shows, creative
art installations, new art venues, hidden masterpieces of urban art and
art districts across the city during the month-long event.

KAWS:HOLIDAY Hong Kong will go on display in Hong Kong’s Victoria
Harbour from March 22-31, 2019, where it can be viewed from the Central
and Western District Promenades. The installation is presented by Asia
Miles, the continent’s leading travel and lifestyle rewards program, and
curated by Hong Kong-based creative studio, AllRightsReserved Ltd.

About Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s storied history, award-winning food
and libations, vibrant arts and culture scene, and stunning great
outdoors has made it widely-known as one of the most exhilarating
destinations in the world. Its mesmerizing contrasts of east and west,
modern and ancient, and urban and natural leaves its visitors with
endless choices when planning a trip to Asia’s World City. Visit www.discoverhongkong.com
for more information; follow Hong Kong Tourism Board on Twitter at
@HongKongTourism for the latest Hong Kong news.

About KAWS: Considered one of the most relevant artists of his
generation, KAWS engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in
which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of influential work
straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals,
large-scale sculptures, street art, and graphic and product design. Over
the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that
consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his
underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. He often draws
inspiration and appropriates from pop culture animations to form a
unique artistic vocabulary for his works across various mediums.

Now admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard-edge paintings
that emphasize line and color, KAWS’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human
characters are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of
humanity. His refined graphic language revitalizes figuration with big,
bold gestures and keen, playful intricacy. As seen in his collaborations
with global brands, KAWS’ imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and
reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. Highly
sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, KAWS’
artworks, with their broad appeal, establish him as a uniquely prominent
artist in today’s culture.


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Paul M. Garcia / Brea
Hong Kong Tourism Board
(323) 938-7265 / (323)
/ Brea.Burkholz@hktb.com