Parade Redux

Of course I missed the actual broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade last week (good excuse: I was cooking for 15), so I was amazed to find that former street artist and fellow Jersey boy KAWS had a balloon in the parade. The Brookly-based artist, who is known as Brian Donnelly at home, is famous for his clever reworking of comic cultural icons and his subversive toys and sculpture. His surprising entry into the pantheon of beloved parade balloons was his curiously moving figure called “Companion”.

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