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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 89cm x W 58cm
Edition size: 100
The value of KAWS's Ups And Downs 9 is estimated to be worth between £7,000 to £11,000. This signed screenprint has seen a total of 5 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has ranged from £5,000 in June 2023 to £6,945 in June 2022. The average return to the seller is £5,002, demonstrating the artwork's steady increase in value. The first sale at auction was in April 2016. 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
|June 2023||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Ups And Downs 9 - Signed Print|
|October 2022||Phillips New York - United States||Ups And Downs 9 - Signed Print|
|June 2022||Neww Auction - Japan||Ups And Downs 9 - Signed Print|
This signed screen print in colours on Saunders Waterford High White paper was made by the ground-breaking American artist and designer, KAWS. Coming in an edition size of 100, the print depicts an abstract arrangement of shapes which seem inspired by the facial features of a cartoon character. The features are rendered in bold and vibrant colours, which brings a surreal quality to the print.
Ups And Downs 9 is a signed screen print in colours on Saunders Waterford High White paper made by the ground-breaking American artist and designer, KAWS. Coming in an edition size of 100, the print depicts an abstract arrangement of shapes which seem inspired by the facial features of a cartoon character. The features are rendered in bold and vibrant colours, which brings a surreal quality to the print. Amongst the shapes, a wide green eye can be seen with a yellow pupil. KAWS obscures the pupil with a large blue cross. Crossed out eyes are a trademark feature of KAWS’ visual language and crosses have become a repeated visual motif that runs throughout KAWS’ oeuvre.
The print is part of the Ups And Downs collection, a body of ten silkscreen prints, all of which capture isolated close-ups of a cartoon character or abstract arrangements of cartoon inspired facial features. The collection was produced in 2013 to mark the opening of KAWS’ exhibition of the same name at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas.
The cartoon imagery in this print reflects KAWS’ love for cartoons and animation. The artist studied illustration at the New York School of Visual Arts and then went on to be a freelance animator for Jumbo Pictures, where he worked on notable animation series such as Daria, Doug and 101 Dalmatians.