KAWS’ first Middle-East museum has made its debut at Doha Fire Station, featuring American contemporary artist Brian Donnelly.
The solo show explores his career and vast oeuvre and features painting and sculpture made over the past 20 years. KAWS’ imagery has long possessed sophisticated, dark humor, revealing the interplay between art and consumerism, referencing both art history and pop culture. Donnelly began his career in street art in the 1990s, becoming synonymous with the name KAWS, a tag that became a staple in his ‘sub-vertisements’ (modifications of commercial works).
In addition to more than 40 major pieces exhibited in the Garage Gallery, examples of commercial collaborations designed by KAWS, among them sneakers, skateboards, and toys are on view in a separate archive above Café 999. A massive 5-meter-tall sculpture, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) (2013), in the Fire Station courtyard and an inflatable 40-meter public artwork at the Dhow Harbour, HOLIDAY (2019), also serves to highlight the exhibition.
Admission fees apply
Admission to KAWS: HE EATS ALONE is QAR 50 for adults; QAR 25 for Qataris, Residents of Qatar and students.
Admission is free for children under 16, Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family Members, and visitors with disabilities.
For full terms and conditions, visit: https://www.qm.org.qa/en/ticketing-terms-conditions
Source: Qatar Museum
Date: 25 October 2019 – 25 January 2020