FOUR FOOT DISSECTED COMPANION (Black)

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  • Provenance

    Superman Toys, Hong Kong (acquired directly from MEDICOM TOY, Japan)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010

  • Exhibited

    Ridgefield, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, KAWS, 27 June 2010 – 2 January 2011 (another example exhibited)

  • Artist Bio

    KAWS

    American • 1974

    KAWS (b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) engages audiences beyond the museums and galleries in which he regularly exhibits. His prolific body of work 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’ cast of hybrid cartoon characters are the strongest examples of his exploration of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, KAWS’ imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. With their broad appeal, KAWS’ 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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FOUR FOOT DISSECTED COMPANION (Black)

2009
stamped with the artist's name and date '© KAWS..09' on the underside of the figure's right foot; further stamped with the date and fabricator 'MEDICOM TOY 2009 MADE IN CHINA' on the underside of the figure's left foot
painted cast vinyl
128.2 x 57 x 35 cm. (50 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2009, this work is from an edition of 100 and is accompanied by the original invoice from Superman Toys indicating date of purchase and importation directly from MEDICOM TOY Japan.

Estimate
HK$400,000 - 600,000 
€47,400-71,100
$51,300-76,900

sold for HK$750,000

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