KAWS: New FictionContributions by Daniel Birnbaum, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Bettina Korek and Alexandra Kleeman

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The ingenious physical and augmented reality artworks from the most viewed art exhibit in history by the acclaimed artist KAWS

Based on the blockbuster 2022 solo show in London, KAWS: NEW FICTION documents the groundbreaking, multi-layered exhibition that presented the artist’s new and recent works in physical and augmented reality.

A unique collaboration between the acclaimed artist KAWS, the Serpentine Galleries, digital art platform Acute Art, and the online video game phenomenon Fortnite, KAWS: New Fiction bridges the gap between the physical and virtual worlds, showcasing KAWS’s artworks as they’ve never been seen before.

This one-of-a-kind book chronicles the iconic KAWS figure as it journeys through viewing the exhibition’s paintings, sculptures, site-specific additional artworks revealed via augmented reality (visible at the show through a dedicated AR app), and the virtual recreation of the physical gallery simultaneously featured in Fortnite. KAWS: NEW FICTION is a celebration of the unprecedented exhibition, and KAWS’s creative influence, as it was experienced in physical, virtual, and augmented realities.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 241 × 196 mm (9 31/64 × 7 23/32 in)
  • Pages: 280 pp
  • Illustrations: 230 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781580936507

KAWS is a New York-based artist and designer and one of the most popular living artists, known for his paintings, prints, sculptures, and limited-edition toys. His extensive list of projects in renowned institutions include solo exhibitions at The Mori Arts Center Gallery, The Brooklyn Museum, The National Gallery of Victoria, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Longside Gallery, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.