estimated retail value: $28,000

In this work, a close-up of Snoopy’s snout bears KAWS’ signature “X” mark placed on the eyes. The “X,” a frequent symbol in his work, evolved from his graffiti days of painting crossbones over ads, eventually reducing it down to its basics. The final work is reminiscent of greats like …

New York-based graffiti artist Brian Donnelly, professionally known as KAWS, is multitalented, creating a wide range of work that includes paintings, sculptures, a 41-foot high balloon for Macy’s 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the album art for Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak. His acrylic paintings have many …

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KAWS
American, b. 1974

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.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2018
Sunday MorningGalerist
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

UNTITLED, 2014

Acrylic on canvas
20 in diameter
50.8 cm diameter
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estimated retail value: $28,000

In this work, a close-up of Snoopy’s snout bears KAWS’ signature …

New York-based graffiti artist Brian Donnelly, professionally known as KAWS, is multitalented, …

Medium
Image rights
courtesy of the artist and honor fraser gallery, los angeles
KAWS
American, b. 1974

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.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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