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  • Provenance

    KAWSONE.COM
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Atlanta, High Museum of Art, Downtime, 18 February - 29 July 2012, cover page (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Shanghai, Yuz Museum, KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, 20 October 2016 - 13 August 2017, fig. 6, pp. 70, 140-141 (original work illustrated)

  • 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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PAPER SMILE

2012
signed and dated 'KAWS..12' lower right; numbered '58/100' lower left
screenprint in colours on Saunders Waterford paper
63.8 x 51 cm. (25 1/8 x 20 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2012, this work is number 58 from an edition of 100.

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 
€6,600-8,800
$7,700-10,300

Sold for HK$87,500

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