Three works: (i) CHUM (Yellow); (ii) CHUM (Clear); (iii) CHUM (Black)

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  • Description

    Please note that this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Toy Tokyo, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Hong Kong, AllRightsReserved, KAWS: Passing Through, 4 October – 24 December 2010 (another example exhibited)
    Berlin, me Collectors Room Berlin, ART & TOYS: Collection Selim Varol, 26 May – 16 September 2012 (another example exhibited)
    Toronto, Design Exchange, This is Not a Toy: Designer Toys as Contemporary Culture, 7 February – 25 May 2014 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Monica Ramirez-Montagut, KAWS 1993-2010, New York, 2010, p. 18, (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Bio

    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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KAWS

Three works: (i) CHUM (Yellow); (ii) CHUM (Clear); (iii) CHUM (Black)

2002
(i)stamped with the artist’s name, title of work, edition number and date of manufacture ' “CHUM” 500/304 :CHUM...©KAWS..02' on the underside
(ii)stamped with the artist’s name, title of work, edition number and date of manufacture ' “CHUM“ 1000/0535 :CHUM...©KAWS..02' on the underside
(iii)stamped with the artist’s name, title of work, edition number and date of manufacture ' “CHUM” 500/127 :CHUM...©KAWS..02'on the underside; further signed and dated 'KAWS..03' on the underside of the right foot

painted cast vinyl
each 35.6 x 21 x 10.8 cm. (14 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.)
(i) Executed in 2002, this work is number 304 from an edition of 500.
(ii) Executed 2002, this work is number 535 from an edition of 1000.
(iii) Executed in 2002, this work is number 127 from an edition of 500

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 70,000 
€5,800-8,100
$6,400-9,000

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Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

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Online Auction 9-18 October 2019