By Monica Ramirez Montagut
A vibrant look at the celebrated artist and designer KAWS.
Multidisciplinary artist KAWS was first known for his work as a graffiti artist and his subersive approach to poular imagery on bus shelter and phone booth advertisements. This is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s body of work.
KAWS DOWNTIME: 2012
By KAWS, Michael Rooks, Michael E. Shapiro
Published on the occasion of Kaws’ “Downtime” exhibition at High Museum Atlanta
KAWS Yorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS Yorkshire Sculpture Park (BEHIND THE SCENE): 2016
Behind the scenes book to KAWS’ 2016 exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Published by Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2016
KAWS: Man’s Best Friend: 2016
At 128 pages, the first half of the book includes an essay by gallery director Corrina Peipon followed by black and white installation views and full color illustrations of all seventeen works in the exhibition, complementing the play between black and white and color paintings in the exhibition.
The second half of the book comprises full-page illustrations of each of the fifty works on paper in “MAN’S BEST FRIEND”, the centerpiece of the exhibition.
Hard bound with a black matte foil cover and an embossed title page.
KAWS: Where the End Starts: 2017
A major survey of KAWS and his eye-popping work, from collectible art toys to UNIQLO T-shirts, from grafitti to museum exhibitions
Companionship in the Age of Loneliness: 2019
Featuring a new text by Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid’s Tale), a biographical essay by NGV Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, Dr Simon Maidment, and more than 200 images, including documentation of the career-survey exhibition KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness at the National Gallery of Victoria, this publication is a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work to date.
KAWS: HE EATS ALONE: 2020
A clothbound collection of KAWS’ instantly recognizable riffs on pop culture, featuring bold graphics and a familiar cast of characters
KAWS: ALONG THE WAY: 2020
Presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist’s work, the publication includes photography of his career-survey exhibition in Hong Kong, an essay by the late curator Germano Celant, along with 34 collated cardstock inserts dedicated to the artist’s iconic figures.
Original Price: $250
Edition Size: 1,888
KAWS: BLACKOUT: 2020
Published on the occasion of the exhibition KAWS: BLACKOUT at Skarstedt, London, this catalogue, features full plate images, details, and installation photographs, as well as custom fluorescent printing throughout and black-edging.
96 pages. Hardcover.
Original Price: £60
Edition Size: 1,500
KAWS: WHAT PARTY: 2021
Published on the occasion of the exhibition KAWS: WHAT PARTY at the Brooklyn Museum, this catalogue, features full plate images, details, and installation photographs. Issued in 5 different colors with the White edition being signed by KAWS himself.
256 pages. Hardcover.
Original Price: $60