Arts Calendar

Jan. 8 - Mar. 10
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm Fri 10 am-8 pm
KAWS, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, TX

Ticket Price: $10 adults $4 students/seniors
KAWS often explores Pop-culture imagery in his work, borrowing from existing cartoon figures, advertisements, posters, television, and film. Tweaking and manipulating these universally identifiable images, KAWS morphs the familiar into something new. COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) exemplifies this and represents one of the artist's most iconographic recurring characters. The sixteen-foot tall sculpture, a human/animal/cartoon hybrid, is seen seated, head in hands. COMPANION has a Mickey Mouse body, complete with gloves, shorts, and cartoon-shaped shoes, like the original character. To this borrowed form, KAWS adds his own now unmistakable imprints-an inflated skull and X's. Like Auguste Rodin's The Thinker, 1903, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) reflects a modern-day human condition. We may initially feel connected to it through its recognizability; but we also sympathize with what it models to us: its posture and pose suggest sadness, fatigue, and the feeling of being overwhelmed. For information: 817.738.9215 or www.themodern.org

 

 

 

 

 

 



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