EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Rare poster designed by KAWS for legendary Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape back in 2003. The collaboration between KAWS and this well respected cult brand was instrumental in helping his art go global and especially in Asia. The lines of fashion, art, and culture were once again blurred, this time on an …

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A Bathing Ape
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 WayAlex 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

KAWS x A Bathing Ape poster, 2003

Offset lithograph in colors
22 3/4 × 27 1/2 in
57.8 × 69.9 cm
Edition of 300
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EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction

Rare poster designed by KAWS for legendary Japanese streetwear brand A Bathing Ape back in 2003. …

Medium
Publisher
A Bathing Ape
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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