Friday, July 16, 2010


You might not know his name but you have seen his art. His name is KAWS and he has done everything from toys, CD covers, clothing, and animated television shows. He started off as a graffiti artist in New Jersey and NY creating his own artwork out of advertisements, billboards, and phone booths. His resume is extensive and has worked with some of your favorite artist like Kanye, and the Clipse and brands such as Nike and Vans. KAWS’ acrylic paintings and sculpture have many repeating images, all meant to be universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures. One of KAWS' early series, Package Paintings, was made in 2000. This series, entitled The Kimpsons, subverted the famous American cartoon, The Simpsons. KAWS explains that he "found it weird how infused a cartoon could become in people's lives; the impact it could have, compared to regular politics." Be sure to check out his blog; he is a very talented and underrated artist.

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