After launching a special KAWS’ Holiday installation in Seoul and Taipei, the enlarged structure is set to arrive in Hong Kong. This time around, the Companion which previously debuted due to a partnership with AllRightsReserved will be a floating piece of art located at the city’s Victoria Harbour from March 22 to 31.
When speaking of the forthcoming collaboration, SK Lam, Creative Director and Curator of AllRightsReserved shared:
"In 2010, we collaborated [with KAWS] and first brought KAWS to Hong Kong. After almost a decade, we are very excited to bring this colossal outdoor artwork to Hong Kong, our hometown."
The outdoor installation is set to arrive right in the middle of Hong Kong Arts Month, a special month dedicated to exploring art and cultural events throughout the city which includes Art Basel Hong Kong. Similar to the previous KAWS:HOLIDAYs installations, a release of limited items will be for sale including a limited cushion, a Companion bath toy, a floating bed, tote bags and T-shirts. Pricing ranges from $49 USD to $150 USD. The products will also be available online at Ding Dong Takuhaibin’s online store beginning on March 22.