Brooklyn street artist and toy designer Brian Donnelly (aka “KAWS“) presented his incredible 16-foot tall Companion (Passing Through) sculpture at the 30th Street Station, the main railroad station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The sculpture is currently on display until May 14th. Starting in October of 2013, KAWS’ work will then be presented at the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). You can read through a great interview that Philly.com had with Brian about his work at 30th Street Station.
What does the backdrop of 30th Street Station mean to you?
It’s amazing that we are at a point where Amtrak is able to collaborate with someone who has a background in graffiti. I haven’t done graffiti in over a decade, but it seems to come up in every article ever written about me. I just feel like there’s an interesting thing happening through Harry Philbrick at PAFA. He’s pushing in a different direction. You can create a dialogue with younger kids who don’t have a dialogue with PAFA.
photos by Colin Kerrigan / Philly.com
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