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It's been 16 years since graffiti artist from New Jersey turned one of his iconic characters he's been posting around Manhattan into a 3D vinyl toy. Decade and half later Kaws is a world renown and respected fine artist and is currently showing his large sculptures as a part of Artzuid project in Amsterdam along with such names as Ai Weiwei or Frank Stella.

It’s been 16 years since graffiti artist from New Jersey turned one of his iconic characters he’s been posting around Manhattan into a 3D vinyl toy. Decade and half later Kaws is a world renown and respected fine artist and is currently showing his large sculptures as a part of Artzuid project in Amsterdam along with such names as Georg Baselitz, Jaume Plensa, Tony Cragg or Frank Stella.
This year’s open air sculpture biennial will take place between the 22nd May and 22nd September and will include 73 monumental outdoor sculptures placed in the open areas of the route stretching 2.5 km. The idea behind the project is to publicly show artwork to the general public, but also, invite people to visit and explore the south of Dutch capital. NY-based artists has 3 large statues already installed @ Museum plein, Minervalaan and Apollolaan.
Check out more photos by Nicole Blommers after the jump and stay tuned for more Kaws news coming soon!

Rom Levy

About Rom Levy

Rom is the founder & editor in chief of StreetArtNews. In 2009, he launched the ‘StreetArtNews’ website to promote underground art, which widened his scope to work with a larger roster of street artists on events and exhibitions. He is noted as one of the latest figures to help popularize street art and as an authority on the latest trends in urban contemporary art.