COMPANION (ORIGINAL FAKE)

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA

  • Artist Bio

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. 

    Perhaps he is most known for his larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures that supplant the body of Mickey Mouse onto KAWS' own imagined creatures, often with 'x'-ed out eyes or ultra-animated features. However, KAWS also works frequently in neon and vivid paint, adding animation and depth to contemporary paintings filled with approachable imagination. There is mass appeal to KAWS, who exhibits globally and most frequently in Asia, Europe and the United States.  

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KAWS

COMPANION (ORIGINAL FAKE)

2006
stamped with the artist's name and date '© KAWS..06' on the underside of the figure's left foot; further stamped with the date and fabricator 'MEDICOM TOY 2006 CHINA' on the underside of the figure's right foot
painted cast vinyl
37 x 16.5 x 11.5 cm. (14 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is from an open edition.

Estimate
HK$8,000 - 12,000 
€910-1,400
$1,000-1,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019