Known as one of the great railway stations lined along America’s east coast, some 3 million commuters passed through Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station annually. Now, you could add a 16-foot tall giant to that number. With support from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) and Amtrak, artist KAWS unveiled his 16-foot Companion (Passing Through) statue within the station yesterday. Seen first in Hong Kong as part of KAWS’s book tour back in 2010, the melancholic sculpture went through a world tour of sort with stops at The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, CT, The Standard Hotel in New York City, The High Museum in Atlanta, and most recently, The Modern in Fort Worth, TX.
The statue will be on view at 30th Street Station’s West Entrance from now till May 14th, 2013. Meanwhile, check out a recap of yesterday’s festivities after the jump courtesy of UBIQ and Living Proof Magazine.
30th Street Station – Philadelphia
2955 Market Street | Map
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Exhibition Dates: Now – May 14th, 2013 (Tuesday)