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KAWS: Man’s Best Friend 6 - Signed Print

Man’s Best Friend 6
Signed Print



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Screenprint, 2016
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 89cm x W 71cm

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Critical Review

Throughout the Man’s Best Friend collection, KAWS experiments with a looser, more expressionist style, which contrasts with the graphic style he often uses in his other artworks, characterised by the use of bold and vibrant colours and a set of distinctive graphics and stock characters. The print appears to be taken from the pages of a sketchbook, reflecting the development that goes into KAWS’ artistic creations.

Appropriating a cartoon character is something KAWS often does in his artworks. Other notable cartoons that KAWS has adapted in his prints include The Simpsons, the Smurfs and SpongeBob Square Pants. KAWS enjoys taking these well-known figures and reconfiguring them in his signature artistic style, which always involves giving them crossed out eyes, as is seen in Man’s Best Friend 1 and the other depictions of Snoopy in the Man’s Best Friend collection.

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