KAWS - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    KAWS INC., New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Monica Ramirez-Montagut, KAWS 1993-2010, New York, 2010, p. 238 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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incised with the artist's signature, number and date ‘KAWS..08 5/10’ on the reverse
bronze
17 x 9.3 x 2.7 cm. (6 3/4 x 3 5/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2008, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 300,000 
€21,000-31,600
$25,600-38,500

Sold for HK$327,600

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021