From print releases to auctions, artists across the globe have shared various initiatives to benefit Black Lives Matter causes. The latest artist to show support is KAWS who recently posted photos of his new TAKE Companion. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the figures will benefit Color of Change and Black Lives Matter organizations.
KAWS hopes to raise $250,000 USD from the release that features three different versions of the latest TAKE Companion: Black/White, Blue/Grey, and Pink/Grey. Accompanying the new sculptural work, the artist will also include a few pieces from his “personal inventory” and a restock of the book KAWS: COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS that chronicles his expansive exhibition at the National Gallery in Melbourne which launched last September.
Take a look at all TAKE options in the slideshow above and expect an official release this June 9 on KAWSONE.com.
Artists have also taken to social media to share original artworks, created in both physical and digital mediums, to honor George Floyd’s memory, Ahmaud Arbery’s, Breonna Taylor’s as well as those of Black victims of police violence and racism.