KAWS - 24/7 Hong Kong Monday, October 7, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Description

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

    Phillips believes that this lot was manufactured or created in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject to an import tariff. For more information, see paragraph 12 of the Conditions of Sale in our auction sale catalogue or contact one of our specialists.

  • Provenance

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

  • Artist Biography


    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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Two works: (i) BFF Plush (Blue); (ii) BFF Plush (Black)

embroidered with the artist's name 'KAWS..' on the underside of each plush
polyester plush
each 48 x 20 cm. (18 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
(i) Produced by AllRightsReserved Ltd. in 2016, this work is number 738 from an edition of 3000 and is accompanied by its original box.
(ii) Produced by AllRightsReserved Ltd. in 2016, this work is number 500 from an edition of 3000 and accompanied by its original box.

HK$12,000 - 16,000 

Sold for HK$16,250

Contact Specialist

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


Online Auction 9-18 October 2019