KAWS - 24/7: Online Auction Hong Kong Tuesday, July 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • “When I was younger, I wasn’t going to galleries, I wasn’t going to museums … There was a lot of ‘this is fine art’ or ‘this is not fine art’; ‘this is commercial’, ‘this is high art’. In my mind I thought, art’s purpose is to communicate and reach people. Whichever outlet that’s being done through is the right one.” —KAWS

    • Provenance

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

    • 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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ANKLE BRACELET

signed, numbered and dated '12/50 KAWS.. 17' lower right
silkscreen on paper
sheet 147 x 147.5 cm. (57 7/8 x 58 1/8 in.)
frame 153.1 x 153.3 cm. (60 1/4 x 60 3/8 in.)

Published by Pace Editions Inc., New York in 2017, this work is number 12 from an edition of 50.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 
€16,400-27,300
$19,200-32,100

Sold for HK$277,200

Contact Specialist

Hin Hin Wong
Associate Specialist, 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Hong Kong
+852 2318 2013
[email protected]

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