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Signed Print Edition of 250
H 43cm x W 32cm
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|March 2022||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Urge 10 - Signed Print|
Urge 10 is a signed screen print in colours produced by the critically acclaimed American artist and designer, KAWS in 2020. Coming in an edition size of 250, the print depicts Companion, one of KAWS’ iconic cartoon characters. Companion is rendered in a bold red and is surrounded by hands which appear to be stroking the cartoon character. Each hand has a thin black cross on it which matches the crosses on Companion’s face which are drawn in place of the character’s eyes.
This print is part of the Urge collection, a body of ten prints, each of which depicts KAWS’ beloved cartoon character, Companion, in bright and vibrant colours. The collection captures the essence of KAWS’ artistic style, characterised by an emphasis on colour, the use of black gestural lines and the incorporation of a set of distinct graphics, such as the crosses seen in this print. KAWS often includes crosses in his artworks and crossed out eyes are a trademark feature of the artist’s visual language.
Companion is one of a set of cartoon characters created by KAWS that reappear throughout his artworks. Other notable characters include Bendy, Chum and Accomplice. As seen in these prints, the cartoon is easily recognised by its distinct Mickey Mouse-like body, skull and crossbones head, crossed out eyes and gloved hands.