KAWS, ‘Signed 'Cloud' Drawing, Metallic Green Paint Wood Sheet’, 2010, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

Original Signed Drawing by Artist Kaws.
Dimensions 8.5" x 11"in.
Metallic Green Paint on Mahogany Wood Sheet.

"in 2010 i attended a kaws book signing at hus LA gallery honor frasier and (it was around the time of the Museum of Contemporary Art "Moca art in the streets time) curated by Jeffrey Deitch at Moca Los Angeles. Everyone was getting blackbook signatures at openings. I didn't have a black book. But i had access to wood sample sheets as my fathers a cabinet maker. Anyways os gemeos did first one. Retna next, Kaws, then barry mcgee, futura 2000, lee quinones, jose parla, aiko, fab 5 freddy. Made it into cool fun series. Luckily everyone was cool about it. So i attended the kaws book signing at honor frasier. Brought it to get signed. I went up (after being told he'll sign nothin but book) and he wouldn't do it. Just books. We had a friend in common so i told kaws how i was going to art basel if, when i go in a couple of weeks... will you do it there?
He said for sure. So at my first art basel 2010 barry mcgee was having a signing at ratio 3 gallery booth at art basel main fair. Anyway i brought couple for barry and then kaws was there walking the fair with his girl. I stopped him and he did it. After saying " is this even gonna work" and i said yeah i tested it. I just put a varnish on the wood so it wouldnt bleed. Then i asked for him to sign cuz everyone else did their tag on theirs."

Signature: Signed Drawing

Private Collection, NY

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