• Presenting The Past, 2014

    Presenting The Past, 2014


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    Signed, dated and numbered from an edition of 250 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by the artist
    Screenprint in colors, on Sanders Waterford paper
    31 7/8 x 31 7/8 in

    This signed screen print, created in 2014 by the acclaimed American artist KAWS, is a burst of color and whimsy. The composition features a cartoon character with a snake-like form wrapped around it, set against a backdrop of bold graphic shapes in purple, yellow, and pink. A frowning purple circle with arms and a mouth adds to the playful absurdity.

    By 2014, KAWS was already a well-established artist, known for his collaborations with celebrities like Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, and brands like Nike, Comme Des Garçons, and Uniqlo. This tendency to bridge the gap between high art and popular culture reflects KAWS's belief that art should be accessible to everyone. His work, drawing inspiration from graffiti and street art, finds a broad audience and brings recognition to these art forms.

    Very good condition. Never framed. 

    "My first interest in graffitti came when I was in grammar school, around '87 or '88 I was about twelve years old. I didn't know much about writing, I just knew that I liked to write my name everywhere I could in my neighborhood."



    Shrouded in mystery, KAWS (born Brian Donnelly in 1974, Jersey City, USA) is a street artist and designer who rose to fame through his playful subversion of pop culture icons. His artistic journey began on the streets, where he honed his skills under the tag KAWS. He targeted advertising billboards, hijacking familiar imagery with his signature characters.