• Urge (complete portfolio), 2020
  • Urge (complete portfolio), 2020
  • Urge (complete portfolio), 2020
  • Urge (complete portfolio), 2020

    Urge (complete portfolio), 2020

    Kaws

    Price on request
    Set of ten works, title page, and portfolio box 
    Signed, numbered, and dated XXX of 250
    Screenprint on Saunders Waterford 425gm
    17 x 12.75 inches (each)

    "Urge" is a 2020 series of screen prints by the Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (real name Brian Donnelly). It features ten variations of his signature character, Companion, a cross-eyed cartoon figure with an inflated skull and Mickey Mouse-like proportions. Companion is a recurring motif in KAWS' work, instantly recognizable and emblematic of his artistic voice.

    Each print in "Urge" depicts Companion in a different vibrant color scheme, with the character's body and background contrasting or complementing each other. The prints are a smaller format, measuring around 17 x 12 inches, and were created alongside a series of paintings featuring Companion exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum.

    "Urge" was released as a limited edition portfolio of 250, with some prints also sold individually. The series is a collectible for fans of KAWS and showcases his ability to translate his artistic vision into a graphic medium. The colorful variations on Companion offer a playful and accessible entry point to the world of KAWS.

    Excellent condition. Framed to museum standards.  Accompanied by original purchase invoice from Kaws' Studio 

    "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."

     

    Kaws

    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.