KAWS, ‘KAWS Christy Turlington Tokion poster 1999’, 1999, Lot 180
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KAWS

KAWS Christy Turlington Tokion poster 1999, 1999

Offset lithograph
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Provenance

In 1996, Brian Donnelly, now known by his moniker KAWS, moved to New York and met fellow street …

Lot 180

KAWS x Christy Turlington
In the late 1990s, Tokion commissioned several notable street artists, …

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Print
Condition
Excellent with perhaps some minor signs of handling.
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tokion
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.

KAWS, ‘KAWS Christy Turlington Tokion poster 1999’, 1999, Lot 180
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About the work
Provenance

In 1996, Brian Donnelly, now known by his moniker KAWS, moved to New York and met fellow street artist Barry McGee, who had a key to the city’s phone booths. KAWS soon devised a strategy: break into the booths, remove their advertising posters, add his own graffiti to the posters, and then reinstall them back in the …

Lot 180

KAWS x Christy Turlington
In the late 1990s, Tokion commissioned several notable street artists, including Shepard Fairey and KAWS, to participate in a branding project. The artists each created original Tokion posters to be used in a sniping campaign throughout Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, and Seattle. This …

Medium
Print
Condition
Excellent with perhaps some minor signs of handling.
Signature
Printed signature lower right
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Tokion
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

KAWS Christy Turlington Tokion poster 1999, 1999

Offset lithograph
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Sold
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