美國知名塗鴉大師KAWS因為擅長將塗鴉及商業海報完美結合而聲名大噪，受到普普大師安迪‧渥荷的影響，以調皮及諷刺的圖像融入影像設計，近年來發展了許多潮流商品，包括公仔、大型雕塑品及抽象畫作等，總是不斷尋求突破的他，從小眾塗鴉文化，再跨界到打中流行文化，最後回歸到他最熱愛的塗鴉，希望帶給流行文化不一樣的震撼與趨勢。本書收錄他20年職業生涯中最精湛的作品，包括與時尚品牌Comme des Garçons、SUPREME、Nigo及NIKE異業結合的創作，帶領大家探索這些在過去 20 年間對於 KAWS意義深遠的藝術作品。
Appropriating characters, images and effects from pop culture, the work of KAWS blurs the lines between high and low art, and between art and fashion. Effectively deploying film and television favorites for his toys, large-scale sculpture and bold, nearly abstract painting, KAWS recasts the familiar colours and forms of popular entertainment in cheeky and often poignantly human terms. Influenced by Andy Warhol and other Pop artists, hard-edge abstract painting and graffiti, KAWS’ work deftly straddles consumer culture and artistic innovation, and his distinctive style is as much at home in his toys as in his monumental sculpture. KAWS: Where the End Starts explores the artist’s prolific career in depth, featuring key paintings, sculptures, drawings, toys and fashion and advertising designs. This extensive monograph, including contributions from Andrea Karnes, Michael Auping, Dieter Buchhart and Pharrell Williams, reveals critical aspects of KAWS’ formal and conceptual development over the past 20 years, as his career has shifted from graffiti to fine art and collaborations with designers and brands such as Comme des Garçons, SUPREME, Nigo (A Bathing Ape) and Nike.