Contemporary Print Market Report
KAWS: Kawsbob (black) - Signed Print

Kawsbob (black)
Signed Print

KAWS

£9,000-£15,000 Guide

AUD15,000-AUD25,000 Guide

CAD15,000-CAD20,000 Guide

CNY70,000-CNY120,000 Guide

10,000-15,000 Guide

HKD80,000-HKD130,000 Guide

¥1,400,000-¥2,330,000 Guide

$10,000-$15,000 Guide

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

Screenprint, 2011
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 51cm x W 51cm

Celine Fraser

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Critical Review

While SpongeBob’s large round eyes have been given the KAWS treatment, their pupils crossed out, his goofy smile and freckled cheeks remain instantly recognisable. This use of popular imagery speaks to KAWS’ ability to fit into the milieu of the everyman as well as the art collector. Speaking of his beginnings as a graffiti artist, which allowed him to proliferate his tag across Manhattan and New Jersey, he says, “When I was doing graffiti, my whole thought was, ‘I just want to exist.’ I want to exist with this visual language in the world… It meant nothing to me to make paintings if I wasn’t reaching people.” In this way KAWS is following in the footsteps of fellow Pop artists Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, working on the street and in editions to ensure his art reaches everyone. While his original artworks attract astronomical prices at auction his prints are still an affordable investment.

As well as creating screen prints of his work, KAWS has also collaborated with a number of streetwear brands ensuring even teens can wear one of his t shirts. He also sells his own line of Companion toys that have become his trademark collectable.

As contemporary art specialist Noah Davis has said, “No cartoon is safe from being consumed and turned into KAWS”, and in this work we see the artist’s powers of appropriation at their height, the flat art of the cartoon converted into a slick graphic screen print that will complement any collection of contemporary art. An artist at the height of his career KAWS continues to take the art world by storm with his irreverent approach to fine art, his unmistakable style winning the hearts of both kids and collectors.

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