KAWS, ‘KAWS x Undercover’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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KAWS x Undercover, 1999

Color offset lithograph on paper. Unframed.
14 1/5 × 10 1/5 in
36.1 × 26 cm
.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Rare and desirable vintage KAWS offset lithograph. In “KAWS x Undercover,” the artist appropriates …

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Plate signed
Publisher
Undercoverism, Japan
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 x Undercover’, 1999, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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About the work
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

Rare and desirable vintage KAWS offset lithograph. In “KAWS x Undercover,” the artist appropriates familiar images of human figures and subjects them to the cartoonish aesthetics of his practice, obscuring faces, hands, and backgrounds through the inclusion of familiar characters and bold patterns. This intriguing …

Medium
Signature
Plate signed
Publisher
Undercoverism, Japan
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 x Undercover, 1999

Color offset lithograph on paper. Unframed.
14 1/5 × 10 1/5 in
36.1 × 26 cm
.
Bidding closed
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