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KAWS Travelling Installation is Coming to Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

By Sarah Moran 13 March 2019

After creating a public frenzy in Seoul and Taipei, the 37-metre-long inflatable version of American street artist KAWS’ signature character, Companion, is set to make an appearance in Hong Kong’s iconic Victoria Harbour this March 22 to 31.


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Image credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board

Created in collaboration with Hong Kong-based creative studio AllRightsReserved – which was also responsible for the giant Rubber Duck in Hong Kong back in 2013 – the floating artwork named 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' is the largest reclining Companion sculpture to date.

The giant art installation will be floating in the harbour just in time for Hong Kong Arts Month, adding to the experience for art enthusiasts pouring into the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Central Harbourfront for art events throughout the month.

Fans will also be able to get their 'kaws' (sorry, we had to) on limited edition collectibles such as the 170cm Companion floating bed ($950), as well as limited Hong Kong edition T-shirts ($390) and tote bags ($390), available on the DING DONG Takuhaibin online store from 9am on March 22.

In the meantime, you can head over to Tai O Fishing Village to catch Companion chilling and recovering from jet lag.

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Read More! See what else is on this Arts Month in Hong Kong, or explore the rest of our Culture section.

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Born and raised in Hong Kong to expat parents, Sarah grew up as your typical third-culture kid, caught between two worlds. As someone who is nosy (or just curious) and loves the written word, there was never any other career that appealed to her as much as journalism. When she’s not busy on her mission to find the line between not enough coffee and too much coffee, you can find her exploring the city or getting stuck in a good book.

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