Man’s Best Friend

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    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

Man’s Best Friend

2016
The complete set of 10 screenprints in black and white, on Saunders Waterford High White paper, the full sheets, with title page, loose (as issued) contained in the original grey fabric-covered portfolio with printed title.
portfolio 93.3 x 62.5 cm (36 3/4 x 24 5/8 in.)
all S. 89 x 58.5 cm (35 x 23 in.)

All signed, dated and numbered 2/100 in pencil (there were also 20 artist's proofs), published by Pace Prints, New York, all unframed.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 

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London Auction 24 January 2019