“KAWS: WHAT PARTY”. NEED A COMPANION? “Today, the real power players in the cultural currency game are the artists who can market their own products, sometimes commanding licensing fees simply for being featured on retail platforms and venues. In the case of KAWS: What Party at the Brooklyn Museum, the sales of the Brooklyn artists’ “Companion” toy collectibles exhausted supply within hours of the opening, and the mania of buying multiples in multi-visit daily shopping trips created lines so long that they backed up into the exhibition. The museum store began posting strict buying limits and regulations of items sold”… KAWS: WHAT PARTY

MORRIS A. AND MEYER SCHAPIRO WING AND IRIS AND B. GERALD CANTOR GALLERY, 5TH FLOOR @brooklynmuseum @kaws @smatkins2013 #kaws #brooklynmuseum