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KAWS

Untitled (MBFS3), 2015

Acrylic on shaped canvas
60 × 37 × 2 in
152.4 × 94 × 5.1 cm
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Sotheby's

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"You know, I think it’s more of the visceral feelings of cartoons, the flat …

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From the Catalogue
"You know, I think it’s more of the visceral feelings of cartoons, the flat colors, that I relate to. When I’m doing a painting there’s no narrative or anything like that. It’s just sort of, ‘This composition feels good. These colors feel good.’ If it happens to exist within a frame, then people …

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Signed and dated 15 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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Sotheby's

From the Catalogue
"You know, I think it’s more of the visceral feelings of cartoons, the flat …

Read more

From the Catalogue
"You know, I think it’s more of the visceral feelings of cartoons, the flat colors, that I relate to. When I’m doing a painting there’s no narrative or anything like that. It’s just sort of, ‘This composition feels good. These colors feel good.’ If it happens to exist within a frame, then people …

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Medium
Painting
Signature
Signed and dated 15 on the reverse
KAWS
American, b. 1974
Follow

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 (MBFS3), 2015

Acrylic on shaped canvas
60 × 37 × 2 in
152.4 × 94 × 5.1 cm
Bidding closed
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