Blanket (RED) 2019
Size - 130 x 180cm
Limited Edition of 85
This is a 100% superfine cashmere blanket by KAWS.
Produced by master Scottish craftspeople, the double–sided jacquard technique achieves a design–rich finish. The front face of the blanket showcases KAWS' artwork, with a muted birdseye pattern on the underside. The blanket has a noticeably soft handle and luxurious heavyweight feel.
KAWS' body of work straddles the worlds of art, fashion and design to include paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street and public art, and fashion, graphic and product design. His work is infused with humour, humanity and affection for our times. Admired for his larger–than-life sculptures and colour–filled paintings, KAWS’ cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are drawn from pop culture animations and form a distinctive artistic vocabulary.
The blanket features a pair of gloved cartoon-like hands disappearing into an unidentified pool of liquid, undercutting the slapstick qualities of the image with darker possibilities.
Brooklyn-based KAWS (born 1974) engages audiences far beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. The nature of his work possesses a sophisticated humour and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from pop-culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary across various mediums.
Now admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hard edge paintings that emphasise line and colour, KAWS' cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters are perhaps the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. KAWS has exhibited at the Doha Fire Station Museum, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, High Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai.
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Box framing is provided with all our online framing, creating a distance between the glass and your artwork, so no risk of ink transfer to the pane. it's the perfect, gallery grade choice for limited edition prints or original artworks.
Shadow float mounting is an option at our website, to give the appearance of an artwork floating within the frame. The mount – an archival foam core – creates depth too, by casting a shadow beneath the artwork. We highly recommend using a float mount when framing artwork with deckled (hand-torn) edges.
As always, all our materials are sustainable and archival to keep your artwork in mint condition and perfectly presented. Simply choose from our white or black float framing options, before adding to basket.
Glazing all our framing orders are shipped with glass. We take great care with packaging to protect your artwork.
Alternatively, for added piece of mind, we've the option of gallery grade cast acrylic, offering superb clarity and protection.
If you would prefer acrylic or other options such as ornate frames or UV protection, please call our gallery team on +44 (0)7799 165062 for a quote, or message us at the bottom right of this page.
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