KAWS, ‘Bus Stop 2’, 2002, EHC Fine Art: Essential Editions IV
KAWS, ‘Bus Stop 2’, 2002, EHC Fine Art: Essential Editions IV

This KAWS Bus Stop and Kubrick set features two 100% Kubrick figures with KAWS's signature XX'd out eyes as well as a bus stop. This bus stop contains KAWS artwork where the advertising space normally is. As a graffiti artist, KAWS would remove advertisements from bus stops from cities around the world and rework them with his own style and place them back into the bus stop. This set was made in 2002 and is a nod to this unique style of KAWS and how he spread his art early in his career.
--Courtesy of EHC Fine Art

Publisher: Medicom

About KAWS

“KAWS” is a graffiti artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, product designer, and toymaker. His cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his early career as a street artist, when he began replacing advertisements with his own, masterful acrylic paintings in the early 1990s. Since, KAWS has embraced the commercialist spirit of Claes Oldenburg and Takashi Murakami, designing everything from Kanye West album covers to Nike sneakers. Avoiding the distinction between products and art objects, KAWS has shown his work increasingly in galleries and museums over the past decade; some of his most famous images are reimagined versions of pop characters like Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man.

American, b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey, based in Brooklyn, New York