KAWS, ‘Original signed & dedicated drawing’, 2016, Alpha 137 Gallery
KAWS, ‘Original signed & dedicated drawing’, 2016, Alpha 137 Gallery

Makes a fantastic gift! This is a unique, original cloud drawing done in silver sharpie over the first front end page of the 127 page hardback monograph, with no dust jacket, as issued, titled "KAWS MANS BEST FRIEND", published by Honor Fraser on the occasion of KAWS eponymous exhibition. Boldly signed and dated by KAWS - and personally dedicated to KEVIN (from our gallery) on the first front end page. KAWS did this original drawing for us in September 2016 at the New York Art Book Fair at PS1 in Long Island City, Queens. We bought this elegant Honor Fraser KAWS monograph, then trekked all the way out to Queens, went to the fair - and waited (and waited) in the LONG line (the longest in the fair) to get the elusive KAWS to do this unique drawing for Kevin. Makes a terrific gift. In fine condition.

Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subversive approach to popular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements.

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Signature: Cloud Drawing dedicated "To Kevin" and boldly signed and dated '16 by KAWS in silver (metallic) sharpie.

KAWS drew this for us at a special event held at the New York Art Book fair at PS1/MOMA in September, 2016. We waited hours to get it - provenance is direct and irrefutable!

About KAWS

“KAWS” is a graffiti artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, product designer, and toymaker. His cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his early career as a street artist, when he began replacing advertisements with his own, masterful acrylic paintings in the early 1990s. Since, KAWS has embraced the commercialist spirit of Claes Oldenburg and Takashi Murakami, designing everything from Kanye West album covers to Nike sneakers. Avoiding the distinction between products and art objects, KAWS has shown his work increasingly in galleries and museums over the past decade; some of his most famous images are reimagined versions of pop characters like Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man.

American, b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey, based in Brooklyn, New York