KAWS’ popularity in Asia is unstoppable! While his KAWS Companion sculpture is heading to Mount Fuji following its previous stop in Seoul, Taiwan and Hong Kong, his iconic BFF sculpture is also set to land in Taichung, Taiwan on 15 July.
The 40-metre long Companion sculpture is already resting under Mount Fuji
BFF made debut in 2016
Debuting in 2016, the bright blue creature BFF has become one of KAWS’ well-known characters. BFF has crossed-out eyes, gloved hands, and oversized ears. The figure is reminiscent of the woolly texture of Sesame Street’s Elmo. KAWS launched a pink plush version of his BFF character in collaboration with Dior and was well-received among celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid etc.
BFF X Dior figure was on display in Landmark, Hong Kong
KAWS’ BFF in collaboration with Dior
Victoria Beckham holding two BFF plush figures (pink and black)
Last year, KAWS launched a limited-edition BFF ‘SEEING’ Figure with LED lights, producing only 250 of them with a price tag of US$12,000 each. One of his large-scale BFF figures is currently on display in Changsha in China, along with his Companion figure.
Only 250 of these limited-edition BFF ‘SEEING’ Figure with LED lights were made
KAWS’ BFF and Companion in Changsha, China
The organizer has not yet revealed details about the size and design of the BFF figure in Taichung. It is said that the figure will be the only KAWS sculpture in the world which is specifically made according to the size of the exhibition area. If that’s the case, we can expect a gigantic BFF figure in Dali Art Plaza in Taichung.
Dali Art Plaza in Taichung
The exhibition will also present limited-edition collectibles including a 6-inch plush BFF figure. If you want to put it in your collection, don’t forget to save the dates. The show will run from 15 July to 15 September 2019. For those who are craving for more, you can also check out KAWS' 40-meter long companion figure in Japan, which will be on view starting 18 July. Please see 40-Metre Kaws Companion Sculpture Camps Under Mount Fuji in Japan for more details.
KAWS BFF Sculpture Exhibition
Time: 15 July - 15 September 2019
Venue: Dali Art Plaza
Address: No. 1, Keji Road, Dali District, Taichung City, Taiwan 41267