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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    NIGO ® Only Lives Twice, Sotheby’s, Hong Kong, 7 October 2014, lot 57
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Monica Ramirez-Montagut, Kaws 1993-2010, New York, 2010, p. 26, (illustrated)
    NIGO ®, Atelier by NIGO ®, Tokyo, 2012, p. 66, (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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ACCOMPLICE

2006
signed, dated and numbered 'KAWS..06 6/10' on the underside
painted bronze
25.4 x 10 x 5.5 cm. (10 x 3 7/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist’s proofs,accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by OriginalFake.

Estimate
HK$600,000 - 800,000 
€67,500-90,100
$76,900-103,000

Sold for HK$1,187,500

Contact Specialist
Jonathan Crockett
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 November 2018