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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Work by KAWS to be displayed as part of MOCAD's spring exhibition

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Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2019 at 1:44 PM

click to enlarge KAWS: "Alone Again." - COURTESY OF LIBRARY STREET COLLECTIVE
  • Courtesy of Library Street Collective
  • KAWS: "Alone Again."

Remember when that 17-foot creepy Mickey Mouse-esque statue curiously appeared on the grounds of Quicken Loans’ campus downtown last year? The KAWS creation, titled “Waiting,” ignited a conversation about public art and how it speaks to its surrounding community.

Now, more KAWS is coming to Detroit: In partnership with Library Street Collective, MOCAD will display five sculptures, a site-specific wall work, and three paintings by the renowned Brooklyn-based street artist. Alone Again boasts bold colors, abstractions, deconstruction, and commentary on turbulent times. The museum’s spring exhibition opening also welcomes 12 never-before-seen paintings by figurative surrealist Eddie Martinez, as well as Nicolas Lobo’s Wellness Center, which will be on display at Mike Kelley’s Mobile Homestead. Work will be on display through Aug 4.


MOCAD's spring exhibition opening night begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at MOCAD; 4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit; mocadetroit.org. Suggested donation of $5.

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