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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 43cm x W 32cm
Edition size: 250
KAWS's Urge 4 (signed), a screenprint from 2020, is estimated to be worth between £3,250 and £4,850. This artwork has been sold 9 times at auction since its initial sale on 17th February 2021. Over the past five-year period, the hammer price ranges from £2,883 on 29th April 2023 to £5,696 on 17th September 2022. The average annual growth rate during this period was -6%. In the last 12 months, the average selling price was £3,541, with a total sales volume of 2. The edition size is limited to 250.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|February 2023||Forum Auctions London - United Kingdom||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
|September 2022||SBI Art Auction - Japan||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Wright - United States||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
|March 2022||Tate Ward Auctions - United Kingdom||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
|April 2021||Wright - United States||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
|February 2021||Wright - United States||Urge 4 - Signed Print|
Urge 4 is a signed screen print in colours produced by the critically acclaimed American artist and designer, KAWS in 2020. The print comes in an edition size of 250 and the print depicts KAWS’ cartoon character, Companion in a dark burgundy. Companion’s face is covered by hands that appear to be coming out of nowhere. Four hands, each rendered in a different bright colour, block Companion’s face meaning the viewer can only see Companion’s crossed out eyes.
Companion’s crossed out eyes are mirrored by the crosses on the gloved hands that intrude upon the character’s face. Crosses are a signature element of KAWS’ visual language and appear frequently in the artist’s works. KAWS often replaces the eyes of his cartoon characters, such as Companion, with crosses, and this has become a trademark feature of the artist’s works. While Companion is an original creation that KAWS designed in 1999, the artist has also taken well-known cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob Square Pants and The Simpsons, and adapted them using his distinct visual style. This always involves replacing the characters’ eyes with crosses, as is seen in the Kawsbob collection.
Urge 4 is one of ten screen prints that compose the Urge collection. Each print in this series depicts Companion surrounded by gloved hands and bright colours, another characteristic feature of KAWS’ visual language.