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  • Independently appraised and certified artist original by Matsuda Appraisals, a professional appraisal and auction company.

  • This work is in excellent, like new, condition.

  • We will beat the lowest price of an identical print that you find from a qualifying competitor (i.e. not a third-party seller or peer-to-peer marketplace). Note the print must be in the same condition. Please email us at contact@hypemuseum.jp if you would like us to adjust the price of your print before you purchase it. Please read our Pricing Policy for more info.

  • • We offer free 5-7 day global shipping if your order is above $4,000. Otherwise, shipping costs S150 USD.

    • We use FedEx / DHL / UPS’s Priority service

    • We prepay all customs duties and taxes

    • We will ship your order from wherever our works are being showcased in our partner galleries

  • We have a 7-day return policy, which means you have 7 days after receiving your item to request a return.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must have been damaged, defective, or the wrong item upon receiving it. Due to fraud prevention purposes, we do not accept returns or exchanges for any other reason or after 7 days upon receiving your order. Before your order has shipped, however, you may cancel your order to receive a full refund.

    To start a return, you can contact us at contact@hypemuseum.jp


Kaws

American graffiti-style subvertising artist

KAWS started his career working as a freelance animator for Disney and expressing himself as a Graffiti, he first explored subvertising art, focusing on the alteration of existing images (as advertisements) in a satirical manner. His most famous image is the "Companion", a grey scale figure of Mickey mouse with the X-ed out eyes and/or hands but Kaws explore a large scale of the pop culture from Darth Vader to Sponge Bob or Snoopy.

Blame Game Ix

White Frame Included

A closely cropped portion of an unknown cartoon character’s face stares out at us from the surface of Blame Game 9 by acclaimed street artist KAWS. Seemingly alarmed, the features are familiar but not quite recognisable, the wide eyes crossed with a half concealed X and the clown like nose pushed up as if against the surface of the screen. The work is part of the artist’s wider Blame Game series – perhaps named after the song of the same title by Kanye West, with whom KAWS collaborated on the art work for the hip hop artist’s 808s and Heartbreak album – which features a number of cartoon close ups in striking colour combinations. This experimentation with colour and screen printing is of course reminiscent of Andy Warhol who produced hundreds of images of Marilyn Monroe’s face in close up in ever more daring colours however here KAWS brings his own signature style to the fore by choosing to focus on just the eye and the mouth to produce an uncanny feeling of attributable fear.

Screenprint, 2014

Signed PrintEdition of 100

H 89cm x W 58cm
H 35in x W 22.8in

  • Independently appraised and certified artist original by Matsuda Appraisals, a professional appraisal and auction company.

  • This work is in excellent, like new, condition.

  • We will beat the lowest price of an identical print that you find from a qualifying competitor (i.e. not a third-party seller or peer-to-peer marketplace). Note the print must be in the same condition. Please email us at contact@hypemuseum.jp if you would like us to adjust the price of your print before you purchase it. Please read our Pricing Policy for more info.

  • • We offer free 5-7 day global shipping if your order is above $4,000. Otherwise, shipping costs S150 USD.

    • We use FedEx / DHL / UPS’s Priority service

    • We prepay all customs duties and taxes

    • We will ship your order from wherever our works are being showcased in our partner galleries

  • We have a 7-day return policy, which means you have 7 days after receiving your item to request a return.

    To be eligible for a return, your item must have been damaged, defective, or the wrong item upon receiving it. Due to fraud prevention purposes, we do not accept returns or exchanges for any other reason or after 7 days upon receiving your order. Before your order has shipped, however, you may cancel your order to receive a full refund.

    To start a return, you can contact us at contact@hypemuseum.jp


Kaws

American graffiti-style subvertising artist

KAWS started his career working as a freelance animator for Disney and expressing himself as a Graffiti, he first explored subvertising art, focusing on the alteration of existing images (as advertisements) in a satirical manner. His most famous image is the "Companion", a grey scale figure of Mickey mouse with the X-ed out eyes and/or hands but Kaws explore a large scale of the pop culture from Darth Vader to Sponge Bob or Snoopy.

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    5 year average annual Growth Rate

  • $12,170.18

    Average Price Paid Per Print (12 Months)

  • 85

    Number of Sales (12 Months)