Something big is coming to Singapore — the larger-than-life KAWS:HOLIDAY art installation will reach our shores for its seventh stop around the world, with a 42m-long artwork of KAWS’ signature character, COMPANION, featured in a reclined position embracing a miniature version of itself.
From 13 – 21 November 2021, you’ll be able to spot KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE at The Float @ Marina Bay; the display will be open to the public from 14 November.
The art piece is sure to delight fans of KAWS, the American artist who has earned a cult following thanks to limited edition toys and his iconic characters featured on clothing and in big-name brand collaborations.
Of the installation, KAWS has this to say: “At a time when international travel may be challenging for many, I am thankful for the opportunity through the ongoing HOLIDAY project to bring art experiences to different localities, and am excited to come to Singapore for the first time.”
Credit for its Singapore stop — after tours in Seoul, Hong Kong, Japan, and more — goes to long-time collaborator AllRightsReserved, as well as the Singapore Tourism Board, with a unified goal to promote public appreciation of the arts.
KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE will also mark the last monumental event for The Float @ Marina Bay, with plans for its redevelopment set to begin in March 2022.
“KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE” Collection
To commemorate this event, a series of limited-edition collectibles have also been created for KAWS:HOLIDAY SINGAPORE. These include a 10.5-inch COMPANION vinyl figure in brown, grey, and black, limited edition camping sets, as well as a tank top and fans, available only on the DDT store at ddtstore.com. The collection will debut at 11am on 13 November 2021, while stock lasts. Shipping begins in December, 2021.
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Date: 13 – 21 November 2021 (opens to the public from 14 November) Location: The Float @ Marina Bay