Lost Kaws: Felix the Cat as the Art Thief

03.01.12 Marina Galperina

Remember when that kid in the world’s worst disguise sauntered into Marc Ecko’s Complex offices and walked out with a $100,000 KAWS piece? That dude, right? Here’s the amusing theft immortalized in the cartoon painting Lost Kaws by the Portland-based artist/designer OBLVN. This work really brings out the Groucho Marx-ian ridiculousness of the thief’s corny disguise. Oh. Ow. Yes.

Exhibiting at the Klughaus Gallery, this is his first ever East Coast show, so he’s prepared 100 paintings for the occasion. Drop by Klughaus for the Armory Arts Week and the Downtown/LES gallery/art walk on March 11th. “100 Paintings,” OBLVN, Mar 10 – Apr 1, Opening Reception Mar 10 6-10pm, Klughaus Gallery, Chinatown.