UNTITLED (ORIGINAL FAKE SERIES)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    SBI Art Auction Co., Tokyo, 26 October 2019, Lot 160
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Bio

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is renowned for his prolific body of work that straddles the worlds of art and design to include paintings, murals, graphic and product design, street art, and large-scale sculptures. Over the last two decades KAWS has built a successful career with work that consistently shows his formal agility as an artist, as well as his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times. His refined graphic language revitalizes figuration with both big, bold gestures and playful intricacies.  

    KAWS often appropriates and draws inspiration from pop culture animations, forming a unique artistic vocabulary across mediums. Admired for his larger-than-life sculptures and hardedge paintings that emphasize line and color, KAWS’s cast of hybrid cartoon characters are the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, the artist’s imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. With their broad appeal, KAWS’s artworks are highly sought-after by collectors inside and outside of the art world, establishing him as a uniquely prominent artist and influence in today’s culture.  

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KAWS

UNTITLED (ORIGINAL FAKE SERIES)

《無題 (ORIGINAL FAKE 系列)》

2002
signed and dated ‘KAWS..02’ on the reverse
acrylic on canvas, plastic packaging
package: 24.8 x 18.8 cm. (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 in.)
canvas: 15 x 12.5 cm. (5 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2002.

Estimate
HK$350,000 - 450,000 
€40,300-51,800
$44,900-57,700

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Contact Specialist
Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art and Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 9 July 2020