I’m excited to hear about your time at the High Museum. How was it?
It was great actually, I enjoyed the whole KAWS exhibit. One really interesting thing was that they had a lot of his drawings as well and it just showed different designs that he designed before he actually turned them into art, like the pre-stages before he painted it. They had one drawing that he did for like Kanye and a lot of different drawings and stuff - it was dope.
I know you're from Atlanta but was that your first time at the High Museum?
No, I’ve been going to the High Museum since I was a kid.
What got you into art and visiting museums?
I always was into art since I was a kid. I’ve been drawing and in advanced art classes, I’ve painted, I’ve always been a student of the arts whether it was poetry or stage plays or writing music. I’m just an artsy guy, I guess.
What museums have you been to that you really enjoyed?
My favorite museum is in London at the Natural History Museum when I was on tour with Mark Ronson. It was down the street from my hotel up in Kingsgate and it shows you all the different dinosaur fossils and human anatomy. It was a wild exhibit - just seeing [the dinosaurs] and T. rex and the span of it and the length of the tail and just all types of other dinosaur fossils. It was dope.
I’ve always been a student of the arts whether it was poetry or stage plays or writing music. I’m just an artsy guy, I guess.
What is your favorite type of art?
P: I like contemporary art, I also like abstract art. I’m trying to think of another one but I think those two are my favorite.
What did you know about KAWS before going into the museum?
I’ve been wearing his t-shirts already. They make the t-shirts with the Mickey Mouse hands performing different gestures and I don’t know if people know that’s originally from KAWS. I guess they just thought it was a cool thing but I was wearing it for those particular reasons.
I know he started off with graffiti as well but the guy is just all around dope, he’s been one of the most influential guys when it comes to just entertainment all around - from cartoons because a lot of SpongeBob is incorporated and Mickey Mouse, as well. He did Kanye West’s last album 808s and Heartbreak too. He’s just an all around dope artist, I’m a very big fan of his work.