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KAWS's Companion Balloon for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Video

With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just around the corner, and prior news that KAWS would be

With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade just around the corner, and prior news that KAWS would be participating with a Companion contribution, the artist recently sat down at his Brooklyn studio to talk about how the partnership first started. Noting that most balloons in the parade take on a “proud” and “dynamic” quality, KAWS instead opted for something more like his Passing Through work first seen at Harbour City in Hong Kong. The 40-foot-long balloon, made from urethane-coated nylon, joins the likes of Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Tom Otterness and Tim Burton as other notable living artists who have had their work in the parade.

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