KAWS’ biggest floating sculpture
The 37-metre-long work by the US artist KAWS was floated out into Victoria Harbour, which will be its home until the end of the month.
Hundreds of Kaws fans flocked to the waterfront off Tamar Park in Admiralty on Friday afternoon for some rest and restoration as the American artist’s new 37-metre-long relaxation-themed sculpture floated out into Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour.
After visiting Seoul and Taipei, the latest artwork by the artist, titled Kaws: Holiday, landed in Hong Kong and was towed by tugboats from the waters off the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai to Admiralty, where it will remain in a recumbent posture until the end of the month.
Donnelly also said that with Hong Kong being such a busy city, he thought it would be a good juxtaposition to have such a piece floating languidly in Victoria Harbour.
Kaws – real name Brian Donnelly – said he wanted his sculpture, which is based on his signature character Companion with crosses for eyes, to encourage people in the fast-paced and often frenetic city to slow down and take a break, and those further afield too.
“Just thinking about the world today, I wanted to create a work that was sort of relaxed and get people to take a moment for themselves, so that explains the position of him just lying on his back and looking at the sky,” he said.
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