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KAWS

UNTITLED (CHUM), PACKAGE PAINTING SERIES, 2001

Acrylic on canvas in blister package with printed card
23 2/5 × 19 1/5 × 3 in
59.5 × 48.8 × 7.5 cm
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P
Phillips

From the Catalogue:
‘I always feel like there’s a story with images and with the characters. Icons …

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From the Catalogue:
‘I always feel like there’s a story with images and with the characters. Icons like Mickey, the Simpsons, the Michelin Man, and SpongeBob exist in a universal way that you forget their origin or even their narrative, and you just recognize them from the slightest glimpse of their image or sound’ – …

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Signed and dated 'KAWS ,, 2001' on the reverse
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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P
Phillips

From the Catalogue:
‘I always feel like there’s a story with images and with the characters. Icons …

Read more

From the Catalogue:
‘I always feel like there’s a story with images and with the characters. Icons like Mickey, the Simpsons, the Michelin Man, and SpongeBob exist in a universal way that you forget their origin or even their narrative, and you just recognize them from the slightest glimpse of their image or sound’ – …

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Signature
Signed and dated 'KAWS ,, 2001' on the reverse
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.

KAWS

UNTITLED (CHUM), PACKAGE PAINTING SERIES, 2001

Acrylic on canvas in blister package with printed card
23 2/5 × 19 1/5 × 3 in
59.5 × 48.8 × 7.5 cm
Bidding closed
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