KAWS

Warm Regards AP, 2005


Letterpress on Somerset Velvet white acid free archival paper

20 × 14 in
50.8 × 35.6 cm
Hand-signed by artist, signed lower right recto, numbered lower left recto

Regular price $18,500.00

Extremely rare Artist Proof from an edition of only 50 (aside from an edition of 200). Printed using a high quality letterpress technique which some say is an artisan's craft due to the time and effort required.

Letterpress is a very special traditional and beautiful printing process that is slowly fading, as other forms of printing and digital tech replace it. The charm of letterpress is that the raised relief plate is inked and then stamped into the paper leaving both the ink on the paper and a physical impression in the paper. The additional dimension and texture from letterpress give the technique a sublime elegance.

Warm Regards is one of KAWS's most well known and often repeated images from his early days. He has painted it as a mural, made them into large sculptures, made a toy popsicle with them, and many more. A humorous artwork with a title match, this is sure to be a conversation piece wherever it is displayed.