Tension 7

Tension 7
Signed Print

KAWS

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

Critical Review

The print is part of the Tension collection, a series of ten screen prints all of which depict dynamic and exciting graffiti inspired compositions. KAWS was heavily involved with the graffiti and street culture scene in New York in the 1990s and often took to the streets, armed with a spray can to hone his draughtsmanship.

KAWS’ artistic origins in graffiti have led him to be 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. Now, the artist is regarded as a leading 21st century artist who will no doubt inspire future generations of artists, as Haring and Basquiat did for him.