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Qatar Museums presents KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, the first museum show in the Middle East dedicated to Brian Donnelly (b. 1974, USA), known professionally as KAWS. Curated by acclaimed art historian Germano Celant, this solo survey explores the artist’s career and vast oeuvre, featuring paintings, graphic design, small-scale objects, and large-scale sculptures made over the past twenty years.

The exhibition features forty artworks representing the artist’s studio practice on view at the Garage Gallery in the Fire Station and a monumental (40-meter long) inflatable sculpture titled HOLIDAY (2019) installed in the Dhow Harbour. Some ninety examples of products and commercial collaborations designed by KAWS–among them sneakers, skateboards, and toys –will be presented in the Archive located on the second floor of the Fire Station’s Café building.

Kaws: He Eats Alone is on view through January 25, 2020 at the Fire Station.

“GONE”, 2019, Vinyl, paint, 36 x 37 x 15 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Brad Bridgers.
“GONE”, 2019, Vinyl, paint, 36 x 37 x 15 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Brad Bridgers.
Kaws, Chum (2008) Fiberglass and paint 90 x 54 x 30 inches 228.6 x 137.2 x 76.2 cm © Kaws. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Matt Hawthorne
Kaws, Chum (2008) Fiberglass and paint 90 x 54 x 30 inches 228.6 x 137.2 x 76.2 cm © Kaws. Courtesy of the Artist. Photo: Matt Hawthorne
“ISOLATION TOWER (MBF)”, 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 152.4 x 99.1 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.
“THE NEWS”, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 50.8 cm (diameter). © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.
“THE NEWS”, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 50.8 cm (diameter). © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.
“LOST TIME”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 304.8 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.
“LOST TIME”, 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 304.8 cm. © KAWS. Private Collection. Image by Farzad Owrang.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
Installation view, KAWS: HE EATS ALONE, Curated by Germano Celant at The Doha Fire Station. Courtesy of Qatar Museums.
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