After artbaselmiamibeach.com/”>Art Basel, Armory Week is the most significant contemporary art event on the blue chip art world’s calendar. The show, which runs until March 6, features a number of street art darlings, including ryanmcginness.com/”>Ryan McGiness and joseparla.com/”>Jose Parla; the focus, however, is pretty squarely on Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS. Donnelly is currently riding a wave of success: relatively highbrow art like his Aldrich shows and his http://freshnessmag.com/2010/12/11/originalfake-kaws-companion-robert-lazzarini-version/”>collaboration with Robert Lazzarini, and lowbrow art like the http://freshnessmag.com/2011/02/24/bape-x-originalfake-kaws-milo-dissected-companion-figures-release-info/”>BAPE x Dissected Companion, which is currently the hottest item in urban vinyl – not to mention the well-received http://freshnessmag.com/2011/01/14/original-fake-springsummer-2011-outerwear/”>Spring/Summer 2011 collection from the KAWS-inspired original-fake.com/”>Original Fake label, and the release of the http://freshnessmag.com/2010/10/20/kaws-x-colette-limited-edition-book/”>KAWS book by Rizzoli. At the http://armoryartsweek.com/armoryarts/index.cfm/home/”>Armory 2011 show, KAWS (represented by http://honorfraser.com/”>Honor Fraser – the gallerista who has been a longtime supporter) created an installation largely themed by a series of round canvases featuring snippets of both abstract and Sponge Bob-inspired painted forms. The painting follows the theme of more recent KAWS work, with one notable development being the juxtaposition of the more colorful cartoon-like characters against a black background. In addition to the work on canvas, the KAWS space featured the 11 foot Accomplice character first seen at his http://freshnessmag.com/2010/06/28/kaws-exhibition-at-the-aldrich-contemporary-art-museum-opening-recap/”>2010 show at the Aldrich Museum. Check out photos of all the new KAWS work being show at the Armory show after the jump. via: http://arrestedmotion.com/2011/03/armory-week-%E2%80%9911-kaws-honor-fraser/”>AM.