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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 89cm x W 58cm
Edition size: 100
The value of KAWS's Tension 6 (signed) is estimated to be worth between £4,300 to £6,500. This screenprint artwork has had 2 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £5,325 in December 2022 to £6,266 in July 2022. The average return to the seller is £4,926, demonstrating the artwork's appreciating value. The first sale at auction was in July 2022. The edition size of this artwork is limited to 100, making it a sought-after piece for collectors.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|December 2022||Wright - United States||Tension 6 - Signed Print|
|July 2022||Christie's New York - United States||Tension 6 - Signed Print|
Tension 6 is a signed screen print on Saunders Waterford paper made by the ground-breaking American artist and designer, KAWS in 2019. The print shows an exciting composition of graffiti inspired shapes rendered in bold colours which capture the essence of KAWS’ distinct artistic style. A splash of red dominates the centre of the composition, obscuring a large turquoise cross which is a trademark feature of KAWS’ visual language.
The print can be seen alongside nine other prints which compose the Tension collection. In this collection, KAWS privileges a more abstract style, harking back to his street art origins. The collection differs from many of KAWS’ other collections, such as No Reply and Blame Game, which feature cartoon characters, a signature element of KAWS’ artistic practice.
KAWS’ artistic origins in graffiti and street art mean he is often compared to Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat, two leading 20th century artists who emerged from the New York City graffiti subculture of the 1980s. KAWS aligns himself with a tradition of artists who believe art is for the people rather than an art world elite and his use of vibrant colours and the screen printing technique exemplify this desire to make art for the masses.