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  • The High Museum of Art will premiere a major multi-site exhibition of work by KAWS opening to the public on February 18, 2012.  The exhibition features a 22-foot-high, site-specific mural painted in the Margaretta Taylor Lobby of the High’s Wieland Pavilion and a 24-foot-long triptych hung in the Museum’s Robinson Atrium. In addition, the exhibition will include three new major works including a grid of 27 round paintings, a group of KAWS toys, drawings, and a collaborative project with British Photographer David Sims.

    The exhibition will also include KAWS’s monumental sculpture Companion (2010), which was installed on November 18, 2011 on the Museum’s piazza, in advance of the main exhibition opening in February.

    KAWS: DOWN TIME has been organized exclusively for the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, by the High’s Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Michael Rooks. The exhibition will coincide with a public program featuring KAWS and Michael Rooks in conversation at the Alliance Theatre. The program starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, as part of the High’s Conversations with Contemporary Artists lecture series. 

    This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art with generous support from