14 Feb 2021
“When I realized the quality that could be achieved and experienced in AR, I was immediately drawn to its potential. I have been creating objects and exhibiting works in public spaces throughout my career, and this allows me to expand on that in a whole new arena. The possibilities of locations and scale are endless, and I’m excited to start a new dialogue in this medium.”
Jacod de Geer, chief executive of Acute Art, stated KAWS is the perfect artist to launch the Acute Art app with because of his very loyal global fan base adding that“his editions will demonstrate that works of art in virtual space can be just as precious and sought-after as those in our physical surroundings.”
The ambitious project does provide a model for selling and trading AR artworks, and the exhibition offers an eco-friendly model for public art that reduces the need for materials and transportation.The experience takes art out of the gallery, onto the streets, and into users' hands. In the process, it offers anyone anywhere the opportunity to enjoy and interact with art. Could this be the new way to collect, trade and live with art? It certainly opens up some new possibilities for artists and institutions.The public sculptures will be 'on view' via Acute Art in select locations until the 26th of March. Small Lie (Set of Three) by KAWS, 2017.
KAWS is globally recognised as one of the most influential artists working today and has always been one to play with the scale of his art and the ways of showing and interacting with it. Throughout his career, the New York artist has created everything from collectibles to murals and paintings to large-scale public sculptures. You canto view our selection of real-life available works by the highly-collectable artist. Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions or to request our KAWS catalogue. Blame Game editions by KAWS, 2014.
Till next week,