Behind the celebration of the largest scale and first exhibition of Kaws in Tokyo, titled KAWS TOKYO FIRST, the very well known worldwide Brookyln based artist Brian Donnelly teased also a global release for the super exclusive and limited edition family set figure named ‘KAWS Family’.
Maximizing the strong connection that the artist KAWS has with Japanese culture, KAWS: Tokyo First will be the first Japan’s large-scale exhibition of the artist. Representing the idea of ‘returning to the origin’ the show is titled the same as his first solo exhibition held in Japan at Shibuya Parco in 2001, and now, 20 years later, the artist is back to Japan to present is first large-scale exhibition that traces the unique trajectory of art production and its significance in the history of art.
The exhibition is being held from 16th July to 11th October at the Mori Arts Center Gallery. Tickets for the show are available for reservation from1st July with a cost of $23/25 USD depending if you attend on weekday or weekend.
Commemorative merchandise with Uniqlo, goods and special product releases with new figures and restocks will be releasing at “KAWS: Tokyo First” official website. New figures, Collaborative Bearbricks and meaningful restocks of KAWS figures. Do you want to see the most special figure that KAWS released?
It seems KAWS is not about independent figures, but a family itself. The KAWS Family is a brand new complete set of the artist that includes 4 brand new different figures inspired by the characters BFF, Companion, Chum and a redefinition of the Clean Slate. Available in both colorways, the whole set includes:
- KAWS BFF slightly modified so it can put its right hand above the shoulders of the new Chum character, and with its left hand posed on its hips. A new fresh take that pretends to be one of the main parents of the KAWS Family.
- The other parent seems to be the KAWS Companion, which is presented very similar to its original look, but with a different body-pose taking care of the little child figure below him.
- One of the little ‘kids’ of the family is another small Companion figure. This little Companion is holding a Chum mini-figure.
- The other little kid of the family belongs to the Chum character.
Retail Price for KAWS Family whole set is set at 82,500¥ (approximately $750 USD) and global release happened and sold out in less than 5 minutes. An instant-classic released by the artist.
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