KAWS: WHAT PARTY (Black on Pink edition)Essays by Daniel Birnbaum, and Eugenie Tsai

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A comprehensive monograph on the work of KAWS, one of the most sought-after artists and creative forces of our time

Drawing from Pop art traditions, KAWS’s work straddles the line between fine art and popular culture, crossing the mediums of painting and sculpture, along with fashion, merchandise, vinyl toys, and, most recently, augmented reality. This book, made in close collaboration with the artist, features his most well-known works alongside sketches, preparatory drawings, and never-before-seen images of KAWS at work, revealing the meticulous process behind his iconic artworks. Accompanying a major retrospective exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, it captures the artist’s unique ability to reshape the ways we think about contemporary art and culture today.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Size: 305 × 238 mm (12 × 9 3/8 in)
  • Pages: 256 pp
  • Illustrations: 1500 illustrations
  • ISBN: 9781838663940

Daniel Birnbaum is a contributing editor to Artforum, art critic, curator, and director of Acute Art, an art and technology laboratory in London.

Eugenie Tsai is John and Barbara Vogelstein Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, at the Brooklyn Museum.

'Provides a comprehensive overview of the artist’s genre-crossing, Pop Art-inspired work.' – New York Times
'Chronicles the artist’s prolific career.' – HYPEBEAST
'KAWS is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated chronicle of his impressive career … A visual extravaganza, this [book] will delight.' – Publishers Weekly