KAWS: Where the Ends Starts
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A major survey of KAWS and his eye-popping work, from collectible art toys to UNIQLO T-shirts, from graffiti to museum exhibitions. Appropriating characters, images and effects from pop culture, the work of KAWS blurs the lines between high and low art, and between art and fashion. Deploying film and television favourites for his toys, large-scale sculpture and bold, nearly abstract painting, KAWS recasts the familiar colours and forms of popular entertainment in cheeky and often poignantly human terms.This volume explores the artist's prolific career in depth, featuring key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys, and fashion and advertising designs. This extensive monograph, including contributions from Andrea Karnes, Michael Auping, Dieter Buchhart and Pharrell Williams, reveals critical aspects of KAWS's formal and conceptual development over the past 20 years, as his career has shifted from graffiti to fine art and collaborations with designers and brands such as Comme des Garcons, Supreme, Nigo (A Bathing Ape) and Nike.
ISBN 9780929865362. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.