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

    Pace Prints, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Three works: (i) NO ONE'S HOME; (ii) STAY STEADY; (iii) THE THINGS THAT COMFORT

each signed, numbered and dated '125/250 KAWS..15' along bottom edge
screenprint
(i) 90.8 x 76 cm. (35 3/4 x 29 7/8 in.)
(ii) 74.3 x 85.1 cm. (29 1/4 x 33 1/2 in.)
(iii) 91.4 x 73.7 cm. (36 x 29 in.)

Published by Pace Editions Inc., New York in 2015, these works are number 125 from an edition of 250 plus 50 artist's proofs.

Estimate
HK$300,000 - 500,000 
€31,700-52,800
$38,500-64,100

Sold for HK$819,000

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