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  • Provenance

    Pace Prints, New York
    Private Collection, New York

  • 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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each sheet signed, numbered and dated "7/100 KAWS 15" lower edge
ten screenprints, contained in the original blue fabric-covered portfolio
each sheet 35 x 23 in. (88.9 x 58.4 cm.)
portfolio 36 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (92.1 x 61.6 x 4.1 cm.)

Executed in 2015, this work is number 7 from an edition of 100 plus 20 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Sold for $100,000

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Katherine Lukacher
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Unbound: Online Only

Bidding Closes 30 October 2018