I’m not a fan of the work of conceptual artist Kaws (real name: Brian Donnelly.) I can see where taking someone else’s character and replacing the eyes with Xs may make some statement in some context once or twice, but as a style for a lifetime, no… and when I see a Kaws-traced Simpsons album cover selling for eight figures (while the artist of the cover – a pal of mine – gets $0), I question the general usefulness to the culture.
Apparently, a few years ago Kaws did some Peanuts-oriented work, some of which ended up on Uniqlo products. And there’s a 2016 book of that material, KAWS: Man’s Best Friend. It’s there for any of you who want to spend a couple hundred book on Kaws material, but I think I will allow this hole to remain in my collection.