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KAWS: Tension 3 - Signed Print

Tension 3
Signed Print

KAWS

POA

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Screenprint, 2019
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 89cm x W 58cm

Celine Fraser

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Critical Review

Tension 3 can be seen alongside nine other screen prints that compose the Tension collection. All the prints in this collection depict abstract arrangements of shapes and lines, meaning that the collection differs from others produced by KAWS, such as Blame Game and No Reply, which feature the artist’s signature cartoon characters. The Tension collection marks an experimental turn in the artist’s career, demonstrating KAWS’ artistic range and impressive creativity.

While the print is more abstract than many of KAWS’ other works, it perfectly captures the essence of KAWS’ artistic style which is rooted in graffiti, street culture and animation. KAWS started experimenting with graffiti from a young age and it was through spray painting buildings in New Jersey that the artist came up with his iconic name. Interestingly the combination of letters is devoid of any meaning or significance and was chosen due the way the letters looked together and their visual balance.

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£8,000-£10,000 Guide

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CAD10,000-CAD15,000 Guide

CNY60,000-CNY80,000 Guide

9,000-10,000 Guide

HKD70,000-HKD90,000 Guide

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