KAWS, ‘Christy Turlington ’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
KAWS, ‘Christy Turlington ’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery
KAWS, ‘Christy Turlington ’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare, color offset lithograph poster on smooth wove paper with full white margins is one of the few remaining posters that were distributed as part of a Tokion guerrilla marketing campaign back in 1999 - before KAWS catapulted to international superstardom. Most of these were posted in the streets of San Francisco and destroyed by weather or public works when removing them. Not too many of them exist today. Bears KAWS original 1999 printed graffiti signature; very collectible. Unframed ad in very good condition.

Signature: Plate signed on the lower right recto (front). With full margins.

Publisher: Tokion, Inc., Los Angeles

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