Alpha 137: Prints & Exhibition Ephemera III (April 2018)
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

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 …

Medium
Signature
Plate signed on the lower right recto (front). With full margins.
Publisher
Tokion, Inc., Los Angeles
KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Opening of Reflex, theResidence with KAWS, 'Along the Way'Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

Christy Turlington, 1999

Color Offset Lithograph on Smooth Wove Paper. Unframed. Plate signed.
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This rare, color offset lithograph poster on smooth wove paper with full white margins is one of …

Medium
Signature
Plate signed on the lower right recto (front). With full margins.
Publisher
Tokion, Inc., Los Angeles
KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by KAWS
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