Contemporary Print Market Report
KAWS: Man’s Best Friend 5 - Signed Print

Man’s Best Friend 5
Signed Print

KAWS

POA

This estimate blends recent public auction records with our own private sale data and network demand.

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

Critical Review

When seen alongside the other prints in the Man’s Best Friend collection, it becomes apparent that the print depicts the beloved cartoon character, Snoopy, from the Peanuts comic strip. Throughout this collection, KAWS renders Snoopy in a sketch-like style, imbuing the prints with a looser, more expressionist style than many of his other works.

KAWS, who started out as a freelance animator working for Jumbo Pictures, has long been interested in cartoons and the role they play in society. Throughout his artistic career, KAWS has interrogated what cartoons mean to us, and the intersection between pop culture and fine culture. By taking a universally loved, popular cartoon character and transforming him into a limited-edition work of high art, KAWS challenges the dichotomy between high and low culture, much like his predecessor, Andy Warhol did in the 1960s.