"As we compare body postures and assertiveness – or lack of it – in front of a Chum
... we are using it as an excuse to see ourselves. That is, they allow us not only to see others, but we can also stand back and perceive how we ourselves are seen... If, for the Pop artists of the 1960s, the premise was, 'You are what you buy,' for KAWS it would be, 'You are what you see.'"
Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, "KAWS: Seeing You Seeing Yourself," in Ian Luna and Lauren A. Gould, Eds., KAWS, New York 2010, p. 133