KAWS: HE EATS ALONE

Past Exhibition

Qatar Museums is proud to present the first exhibition in the Middle East by KAWS (Brian Donnelly, born 1974, USA).

KAWS: HE EATS ALONE explores the artist's career and vast oeuvre and features painting and sculpture made over the past 20 years. KAWS’ imagery has long possessed a sophisticated, dark humour, revealing the interplay between art and consumerism, referencing both art history and pop culture. Donnelly began his career in street art in the 1990s, becoming synonymous with the name KAWS, a tag that became a staple in his ‘sub-vertisments’ (modifications of commercial works). 

In addition to more than 40 major pieces exhibited in the Garage Gallery, examples of commercial collaborations designed by KAWS, among them sneakers, skateboards, and toys are on view in a separate archive above Café 999.  A massive 5-meter-tall sculpture, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH) (2013), in the Fire Station courtyard and an inflatable 40-meter public artwork at the Dhow Harbour, HOLIDAY (2019), also serve to highlight the exhibition.

This exhibition was curated by Germano Celant.

Garage Gallery Related Products
"CHUM" by artist KAWS.

KAWS, CHUM, 2008, Fiberglass, paint, 228.6 x 137.2 x 76.2 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Ali Faisal Al Anssari.

Artworks by KAWS in Garage Gallery.

KAWS, HE EATS ALONE, 2014, Corian, 213.4 x 226.1 x 78.7 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Ali Faisal Al Anssari.
KAWS, DAYS FEEL LIKE MINUTES, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 243.8 cm (diameter). © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Ali Faisal Al Anssari.

"LOST TIME" by KAWS

KAWS, LOST TIME, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 304.8 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.

"THE NEWS" by KAWS

KAWS, THE NEWS, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 50.8 cm (diameter). © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.

"GONE" by KAWS

KAWS, GONE, 2019, Vinyl, paint, 36 x 37 x 15 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Brad Bridgers.

"ISOLATION TOWER (MBF)" by KAWS

KAWS, ISOLATION TOWER (MBF), 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 99.1 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.

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