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Condition Report: Three spots of discoloration to the upper left quadrant of the image, visible in raking light only; very mild creases to the corners. Sheet is loose. Unframed.

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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$116m, 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, from Ups and Downs, 2013

Screenprint in colors on Saunders Waterford High White paper
35 × 23 in
88.9 × 58.4 cm
Edition 76/100
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Heritage Auctions

Published by the artist

Condition Report: Three spots of discoloration to the upper left quadrant …

Medium
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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$116m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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