KAWS, ‘Piranhas When You’re Sleeping’, 2016, Friends Seminary: Benefit Auction 2017

20 Artist Proofs. Framed.

Preliminary online bidding closes on March 9th at 4:00PM EST. Online bids will be transferred and executed at the benefit event later that night.

Signature: Signed, numbered, and dated

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

Exhibition Highlights

2016
Wakefield, West Yorkshire,
2015
Masters Projects, 
Brooklyn,