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Central Embassy presents Global Debut of KAWS: BFF in Bangkok
Published date : June 23,2016

Fresh off his monumental sculptural exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the UK, highly acclaimed artist KAWS will be debuting a completely new large-scale sculpture for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand in partnership with the iconic lifestyle destination, Central Embassy, where the new installation will be on display from 30 June to 31 July 2016.

Working with long time collaborator AllRightsReserved, who curated the successful installations “PASSING THROUGH” and “CLEAN SLATE” in Hong Kong and Shanghai, "KAWS: BFF" is one of the artist’s largest sculptures to date, standing at 8 meters tall. An acronym for “Best Friend Forever”, the title “BFF” evokes the close and lasting friendships of our youth. While reminiscent of the artist’s iconic “COMPANION” figure, featuring his trademark soft skull with crossbones and crossed-out eyes, “BFF” sports a furry appearance—unprecedented for the artist—introducing an ironic twist along with fresh creative elements.

KAWS: BFF will also be accompanied by an exhibition of highly collectible editioned prints from the artist showcasing his creative milestones. A series of limited-edition KAWS: BFF items, created in collaboration with AllRightsReserved, will also be available for purchase during the exhibition period at SIWILAI Store (available while stocks last).

*NOTE: The artist KAWS will be present to launch the new sculpture and exhibition on June 30, 2016.

KAWS: BFF from 30 June to 31 July 2016 at Central Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

1. Outdoor KAWS: BFF Sculpture

Location︰Central Embassy

2. KAWS Art Prints Exhibition

Location︰Level G Atrium, Central Embassy

Opening Time: 10AM to 10PM

3. KAWS Limited-Edition Products

Available at SIWILAI Store on Level 5

Opening Time: 10AM to 8PM (Mon-Thur) and 10AM to 10PM (Friday-Sun)


Limited Edition 20-inch KAWS: BFF Collectible Plush by KAWS

In addition to the KAWS: BFF themed tee, umbrella, beach towel and tote bag, a highly collectible item - the limited edition 20-inch KAWS: BFF plush - will also be available in limited quantities of 1,000 pieces, creating another KAWS plush craze following the previous "CLEAN SLATE" one introduced in Shanghai in 2015

The KAWS: BFF limited edition items will be available for purchase at SIWILAI Store during the exhibition period at Central Embassy. For global fans, the KAWS: BFF series will also be available at DING DONG Takuhaibin online store starting from 30 June 2016!