Kaws is a product of from the evolution of graffiti that started in the 80’s. Although he’s become highly commercial, his roots are pure in a sense he’s paid his dues as a street artist. Unlike MANY MANY wack artist that have their 2 months of “killing it” in the streets that strive for gallery space.

Some people that hate on him will never understand but also growing up in the 90’s and very much into the graff scene, kaws definitely hit up the spots that had the most visibility. He was the Barry McGee of NYC.

REFLECTIONS: KAWS “A sweeter version of death…”. from MATT BLACK on Vimeo.

Mark Arcenal

Creative Director at Illest Worldwide
Founded Fatlace in 1999. Lived the Agency life for over a decade and then moved to client side and helped in launching the biggest brand Nike has to date, Nike Sportswear as the Global Digital Lead. Today, he's the Creative Director for Fatlace and clothing line, ILLEST.

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