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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, USA
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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KAWS

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2015
signed and dated 'KAWS.. 15' lower right; further numbered 210/250 lower left
screenprint in colours on wove paper
image: 94.5 x 81.1 cm. (37 1/4 x 31 7/8 in.)
frame: 102.6 x 98.6 cm. (40 3/8 x 38 7/8 in.)

Executed in 2015, this work is number 210 from an edition of 250 plus 50 artist's proofs.

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,500-14,300
$10,300-15,400

sold for HK$162,500

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