We decided to drop one of these today. Becoming more and more rare as these have trickled into permanent collections over the years. From the Beautiful Losers Portfolio. We don't need to tell you how hard these are to come by. KAWS did a large mural size painting of this image in the Beautiful Losers exhibition - specifically the Orange County iteration of the show.
One thing about this piece that doesn't come through in the images is the texture. It's a letterpress print, so it has an almost sculptural quality to it. Each element is raised above the level of the main sheet of paper. The sheet itself has a lot of texture as well - an almost handmade paper quality to it. This is a technically more difficult print to make than a typical screen print and requires experienced artisans to execute well. The textured paper is something you don't often see. Coupled with the embossing of the letterpress, this one is special.
KAWS Warm Regards, 2005 Letterpress on paper 20 x 16 inches Edition of 200 Signed and numbered by the artist Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture", 2004-2009 Published by Iconoclast Editions