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Sep 29 2011

NYC Adventure: KAWS Companion At The Standard

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I raved about The Standard, New York briefly in my HTC Inspiration Tour blog post, but after I got lots of response to a picture I tweeted of KAWS’ enormous installation I thought I would to a blog about it. I have seen crazy sculptures before but never as big as this in an urban area, and it also happens to be KAWS aka Brian Donnelly’s first outdoor sculpture. I just love that it is covering his eyes – so cute!

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What is so amazing is this beauty has traveled from Hong Kong to the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut, and now it stands guard outside The Standard until October. I don’t why but I think the Companion could sit here permanently it just so fitted into the Meatpacking District, and against the yellow and glass backdrop of the hotel.

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There is even a video of the installation being put together:

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Generally everything about The Standard, New York is cool, from the bright yellow revolving door, to the mirrored ceiling in the foyer, or how about the exquisite The Standard Grill with its cute doggie salt and pepper pots.

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Thanks so much to Jules from HTC who got me this cute set below – so pleased that I managed to get them back to the UK in one piece, they are now smooching in my office.

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So much fun to be had with that mirrored ceiling.

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