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KAWS

Presenting the Past, 2014

Screenprint in colors on Sanders Waterford paper
32 × 32 in
81.3 × 81.3 cm
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P.P. 4/9 (aside from an edition of 250 and 50 artist's proofs)

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P.P. 4/9 (aside from an edition of 250 and 50 artist's proofs)

Published by the artist Presenting a buoyant first impression, this image is downbeat on second look. A chromatically disguised fragment of SpongeBob SquarePants' gap-toothed face displays distress, while a bright yellow cutout of Felix the Cat is …

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
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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.

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

P.P. 4/9 (aside from an edition of 250 and 50 artist's proofs)

Published by the artist …

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P.P. 4/9 (aside from an edition of 250 and 50 artist's proofs)

Published by the artist Presenting a buoyant first impression, this image is downbeat on second look. A chromatically disguised fragment of SpongeBob SquarePants' gap-toothed face displays distress, while a bright yellow cutout of Felix the Cat is …

Read more
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Presenting the Past, 2014

Screenprint in colors on Sanders Waterford paper
32 × 32 in
81.3 × 81.3 cm
Bidding closed
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