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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    SBI Art Auction Co., Tokyo, 14 July 2018, lot 322
    Acquired at the above sale 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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Ten works: NO REPLY

2015
each signed, dated and numbered '15/100 KAWS.. 15' lower left and lower right respectively
screenprint
each 88.9 x 58.4 cm. (35 x 23 in.)
Executed in 2015, these works are number 15 from an edition of 100, and are accompanied by their original blue fabric-covered portfolio with embossed title.

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 600,000 
€43,700-65,500
$51,300-76,900

Sold for HK$567,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020