Four Foot Dissected Companion (Black)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Medicom Toy, Original Fake
    Private Collection, Asia
    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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Four Foot Dissected Companion (Black)

stamped with the artist's name and date "© KAWS..09" on the underside of the right foot; further stamped with the date and fabricator "Medicom Toy 2009" on the underside of the left foot
painted cast vinyl
50 x 22 x 14 in. (127 x 55.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Executed in 2009, this work is from an unnumbered edition of 100.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

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New York Auction 26 September 2018