On view December 3, 2021–March 27, 2022
Since his groundbreaking solo show at the High in 2012, acclaimed artist KAWS has taken the world by storm with major exhibitions across the United States, Europe, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East. Meanwhile, his monumental sculptural installations, augmented reality sculpture, design collaborations, toys, editioned objects, and related merchandise have seized the attention of a massive and diverse audience. KAWS PRINTS is the first comprehensive exhibition featuring drawings, color charts, and rare early prints as well as almost his entire output of editioned prints spanning more than twenty years.
KAWS made his first screenprints in the late 1990s and has since continued to maintain a printmaking practice alongside his production of paintings, sculpture, and editioned objects (both real and virtual). Through the syntax of silkscreen printing established by such preeminent and illustrious forebears as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and Andy Warhol, which in part obscured distinctions between high- and low-brow art, KAWS brings into conflict and accord the worlds of fine art, industrial design, technology, and popular culture.
KAWS PRINTS MEMBER PREVIEW DAY
Thursday, December 2, 12 noon–5 p.m.
Members see it first and free. Register today to see this exhibition before it opens to the public!
Preregistration is required. Visit high.org/kaws-prints-preview for more information and to reserve your free tickets.
Conversations with Contemporary Artists: KAWS
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7 p.m., Rich Theatre
KAWS will join Michael Rooks, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, to discuss his current exhibition at the High, KAWS PRINTS. The exhibition explores the artist’s work, grounded in a deep and sustained involvement with graphic art and printmaking. His work is widely known in part because he has embraced the democratic principle of making his work as accessible as possible in the tradition of American pop art through editions, multiples, toys, and prints.
Support for Conversations with Contemporary Artists is provided by the Jane F. and Clayton F. Jackson Conversations with Contemporary Artists Endowment.