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Massive Kaws sculpture floats into Hong Kong

Mar 25. 2019
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By The Nation

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A 37-metre sculpture by American artist Kaws is docked at Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong as part of Hong Kong Arts Month until March 31.

Following successes in Seoul and Taipei, this is the third stop for “Kaws: Holiday”, his largest sculptural endeavour to date. It can be viewed up close on the Central and Western District Promenade’s Central Section. 

“In 2010 we first brought Kaws to Hong Kong,” says his long-time collaborator SK Lam, creative director and curator of AllRightsReserved. “We are very excited to present this colossal outdoor artwork almost 10 years after our first meeting.”

Kaws is in Hong Kong now, having kicked off the 10-day exhibition on March 22.

“Arts Month has all sorts of arts and cultural happenings attracting art lovers from around the world,” says Anthony Lau of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. “As one of the highlights, ‘Kaws: Holiday” will for sure draw more international exposure, reinforcing the image of Hong Kong as an international art hub.” 

Over the last two decades, Kaws has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence and affection for our times. 

Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard-edged paintings that emphasise line and colour, Kaws’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. 

The area around the artwork will be closed in the event of inclement weather. Stay tuned at


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