No Reply 3 is a signed screen print in colours on wove paper created by renowned American artist and designer, KAWS. Produced in 2015, the print depicts a close-up portion of a cartoon character’s face. The print is rendered in bold colours with red, purple and pink dominating the composition. The composition seems to crop the character’s face, enticing the viewer to imagine with lies beyond the frame of the image. The print encourages and rewards creativity and a strong imagination.
The print is part of KAWS’ No Reply collection, a body of 10 screen prints, all of which are inspired by cartoon imagery and depict compositions made of cartoon characters’ faces. The collection captures KAWS’ unique visual language which was rooted in animation and street culture. The artist studied illustration at the New York School of Visual Arts, and then went on to work as a freelance animator for Jumbo Pictures where he worked on a range of famous television animation series. While in New York, KAWS would frequently take to the streets with a can of spray paint. It was through his experimentation with graffiti that KAWS developed his unique set of cartoon inspired graphics.