Tag Archive for: KAWS

A Scary Summer Sculpture Checks In at The Standard

Red Scary Guy, 2013.

Red Scary Guy, 2013.

Every summer for the past three years a new work of art has appeared on the front plaza at The Standard High Line NYC. Each has been eye-catching and thought provoking. Read more

Who’s Flying High at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Meet “Companion,” The New Balloon with a Hotel Connection

By Terry Trucco

Companion — inflated and airborne

The last time we saw Companion, artist KAWS’s iconic cartoon character with big curly ears, Disney hands and a pair of Xs for eyes, he was a sculpture – a really big one. During the summer of 2011 his seated form, rendered in gray and white in steel, loomed 16-feet tall in front of The Standard hotel, hands over his eyes, the shyest character in town.

A year and change later he’s back in New York. This time he’s even bigger (and weighs a lot less). Look for him up in the air, hands covering eyes, at the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read more

The Best Hotels for Watching Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2012

Companion — inflated and airborne

Companion, the giant balloon depicting grafitti artist KAWS’ iconic bashful character, isn’t all that’s new at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 22.

After years of marching down Seventh Avenue, the parade has a new route for 2012 — and probably beyond. And as we reported last year, for guests hoping to watch from a hotel room the choices have changed — and shrunk. Read more

Meet “Big Kastenmann” aka “Big Box Man,” The Standard Hotel’s Summer 2012 Sculpture

The Standard’s BMOC.

What is it with The Standard’s outdoor sculpture choices? Read more

Rolling Out the Summer Ice Cream Cart at The Standard East

Warm weather food cart.

On its website The Standard East, the hotel formerly known as the Cooper Square, says that it’s quietly transitioning into the spirit of its new name. Read more

A Big Dog and a Big Boy: The New York Palace and The Standard Roll Out Sculpture Under the Sky

The Palace's watchdog.

The Palace’s watchdog.

You know summer’s here when hotels start rolling out outsize outdoor sculptures, the warm-weather equivalent of the holiday tree.  A big dog and a big boy on view all summer offer a taste of art and amusement, not to mention countless photo ops, in midtown and downtown. Read more