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  • Provenance

    Private Collection
    Los Angeles, Julien’s Auctions: Street Art and Contemporary Art, October 22, 2016, lot 126
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • 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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Presenting the Past

signed and dated "KAWS 14" lower right, numbered " 215/250" lower left
screenprint in colors on Sanders Waterford paper
32 x 32 in. (81.3 x 81.3 cm.)
Executed in 2014, this work is number 215 from an edition of 250 (total edition includes 50 artist's proofs), published by the artist.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $20,000

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Phillips x Artsy: Endless Summer

Online Auction 28 August - 10 September 2020