KAWS - 24/7: Online Auction Hong Kong Thursday, October 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Hong Kong, AllRightsReserved, KAWS: Passing Through, 4 October – 24 December 2010 (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

    Margaret Atwood and Simon Maidment, KAWS: Companionship in the Age of Loneliness, Melbourne, 2019, p. 62 (another example illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ж81

COMPANION (Brown)

1999
signed and dated 'KAWS..00' on the underside of the figure's right foot; further stamped with the artist's name, date and location of manufacture 'KAWS 99© MADE IN CHINA' on the underside
painted cast vinyl
20 x 11 x 5.5 cm. (7 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.)
Produced by Bounty Hunter in 1999, this work is from an edition of 500 and is accompanied by its original box.

Estimate
HK$8,000 - 12,000 
€880-1,300
$1,000-1,500

Sold for HK$25,000

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