No Reply 9

No Reply 9
Signed Print

KAWS

Screenprint, 2015
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 89cm x W 58cm

Critical Review

The No Reply collection is composed of 10 screen prints, all of which show parts of a cartoon character’s face, or other cartoon inspired shapes. The collection captures KAWS’ distinct artistic style, characterised by an emphasis on colour, bold gestural lines and a set of distinct graphics. This print features KAWS’ signature crosses, a visual motif that is repeated throughout the artist’s artworks.

KAWS has had a longstanding fascination with cartoons and they have inspired many of his artworks. As well as creating his own cartoon characters and unique compositions, like the No Reply collection, KAWS has also taken familiar cartoon characters and adapted them using his unique visual language. Notable cartoons that KAWS has adapted include The Simpsons, SpongeBob Square Pants and Astro Boy.