KAWS, ‘ "TILE", 2006, KAWS Store Japan, Signed/Dated, Limited Edition’, 2006, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
KAWS, ‘ "TILE", 2006, KAWS Store Japan, Signed/Dated, Limited Edition’, 2006, VINCE fine arts/ephemera
KAWS, ‘ "TILE", 2006, KAWS Store Japan, Signed/Dated, Limited Edition’, 2006, VINCE fine arts/ephemera

ORIGINALFAKE STORE TILE (WHITE), 2006, Ceramic Tile, Signed and dated by KAWS on verso, 6 x 6 x 1.5 in (15.24 x 15.24 x 3.81 cm), with it's original box.

This tile comes from OriginalFake Shop wall in Tokyo (now closed). It was only made available at the grand opening on KAWS' OriginalFake store in Japan on May 2, 2006. The tile was not for sale, but rather, gifted to top customers.

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Signature: Signed & Dated (verso)

Manufacturer: KAWS Japan

KAWS Store, Japan

Private Collection, Japan

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