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KAWS

GRRR!, 2008

Acrylic on canvas
68 1/10 × 68 in
173 × 172.7 cm
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Phillips

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“KAWS is not just referring to pop culture, he is making it” – Michael Auping

A conflation of high and low culture, GRRR!, 2008, is demonstrative of KAWS’s unique ability to communicate complex human emotion through appropriated cartoon imagery. In …

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Signed and dated "KAWS..08" on the reverse
KAWS
American, b. 1974
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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.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

Guaranteed Property (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

“KAWS is not just referring to …

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Guaranteed Property (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

“KAWS is not just referring to pop culture, he is making it” – Michael Auping

A conflation of high and low culture, GRRR!, 2008, is demonstrative of KAWS’s unique ability to communicate complex human emotion through appropriated cartoon imagery. In …

Read more
Signature
Signed and dated "KAWS..08" on the reverse
KAWS
American, b. 1974
Follow

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.

KAWS

GRRR!, 2008

Acrylic on canvas
68 1/10 × 68 in
173 × 172.7 cm
Bidding closed
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