FOUR FOOT DISSECTED COMPANION (BROWN)

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  • Provenance

    Toy Tokyo, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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

FOUR FOOT DISSECTED COMPANION (BROWN)

2009
stamped with the artist's name and date '© KAWS..09' on the underside of the figure's right foot; further stamped with the date and fabricator 'MEDICOM TOY 2009 MADE IN CHINA' on the underside of the figure's left foot
painted cast vinyl
128.2 x 57 x 35 cm. (50 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2009, this work is from an edition of 100.

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 350,000 
€28,600-40,000
$32,100-44,900

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Isaure de Viel Castel
Head of Department, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

Charlotte Raybaud
Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019