Man’s Best Friend 2

Man’s Best Friend 2
Signed Print


Screenprint, 2016
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 89cm x W 59cm

Critical Review

The print can be seen alongside nine other screen prints which form the Man’s Best Friend collection. In this body of artworks, KAWS pays homage to the much-loved cartoon character, which reflects the artist’s love for cartoons and animation. KAWS’ interest in cartoons traces back to his time studying illustration in New York at the School of Visual Arts and his early career as a freelance animator at Jumbo Pictures, where he designed the backgrounds for animation series such as 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug.

The style of Man’s Best Friend 2 differs from many of KAWS’ other works. The artist often uses bold and vibrant colours in his prints, along with a distinctive graphic style that resonates with street art and graffiti. The different visual style used in this collection capture’s KAWS’ artistic diversity and creative flair.