According to Gajardo: “We had been searching for the perfect piece for a while and when the opportunity to acquire it for the property arose, we were so excited. Something of this stature and scale is really unique, especially for a public location in Singapore, and we hope that it will evoke joy and wonder to all who come by to experience it.
“The beauty of KAWS’s work is really that it has the ability to cut across all cultures and can appeal to such a wide audience; it’s so contemporary in its form and can be serious yet playful at the same time.”
“We were looking for a statement piece that would really engage the community, and when we came across this piece, we knew it would be ideal, transforming the area and bringing people in to visit the artwork as a destination.”
Other artists represented in the Mondrian Singapore Duxton Art Collection include the legendary Tracey Emin’s neon work “I Longed for You”, on display at Bottega di Carna, along with Ian Davenport, best known for his ‘puddle’ paintings in major galleries around the world, US installation specialists SOFTlab, Spaniard Fares Micue, Australia’s Emma Anna, American photographer Tyler Shields, and Singaporeans Dawn Ng and Andre Wee.
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