The best way to mark the imagery of our nation’s Thanksgiving holiday beyond what’s on your dinner table is certainly the Macy’s Day Parade. Usually outfitted with cartoon characters and super heros, the occasion usually lends itself the Hallmark quality that plagues most other holidays — except for a few shining beacons of artistic integrity. This year, KAWS adds to the list of artists whose presences have floated down Macy’s Day Parade in the form of giant helium-inflated balloons. Look forward to seeing one of his Companions larger than life this Thursday, and take a peak at some of the artist design balloons of years past. I’m predicting a Yayoi Kusama psychedelic mushroom for 2013.
— AOL Artists Guest Curator: Annie Werner