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  • Provenance

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

  • Exhibited

    Toronto, Design Exchange, This is Not a Toy: Designer Toys as Contemporary Culture, 7 February – 25 May 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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ASTROBOY (Grey)

2012
stamped with the artist’s name, fabricator, date and location of manufacture, and collaborator copyright '©Tezuka Productions Designed by KAWS MEDICOM TOY 2012 CHINA' on the underside
painted cast vinyl
38 x 18 x 9.5 cm. (14 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)
Produced by MEDICOM TOY and OriginalFake in 2012, this work is from a limited edition and is accompanied by its original box.

Estimate
HK$35,000 - 45,000 
€4,200-5,400
$4,500-5,800

Sold for HK$37,500

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