KAWS (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series) (Paperback)

KAWS (Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series) By Dan Nadel, Thomas Crow, Clare Lilley, Jason Schmidt (By (photographer)) Cover Image
By Dan Nadel, Thomas Crow, Clare Lilley, Jason Schmidt (By (photographer))
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The definitive study of the work of KAWS, one of the most influential and much-loved forces in contemporary art and culture

KAWS is one of the most popular and recognizable contemporary artists, whose reach extends far beyond the art world into the realms of fashion, music, and popular culture at large. Beginning his career as a graffiti artist in the 1990s, KAWS has expanded his repertoire into painting, sculpture, drawing, product design, and augmented reality, together forming an artistic vision that unites all of these practices.

KAWS has collaborated with some of the most prominent international brands, including Uniqlo, Comme des Garçons, Supreme, Nike, Dior, sacai, General Mills, and many more, and the book includes images of the artist’s studio by Jason Schmidt and a selection of KAWS’s previously unpublished preparatory drawings as well as work spanning his entire career, from his early graffiti days to his highly collectible vinyl toys, complex abstract paintings, and monumental public sculptures.

Richly illustrated and featuring the most significant scholarship on his work to date, this book is a definitive study on the life and career of this extraordinary artist.

About the Author

Dan Nadel is a writer and curator based in Brooklyn.

Thomas Crow is Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art at New York University.

Clare Lilley is Director of Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Jason Schmidt is a photographer based in New York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838665418
ISBN-10: 1838665412
Publisher: Phaidon Press
Publication Date: November 20th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series