KAWS - New Now Day Sale New York Sunday, February 28, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • 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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Grey Companion

2007
cast vinyl sculpture painted in colors
48 x 22 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. (121.9 x 57.2 x 32.4 cm)
Incised "Medicom Toy 2007 KAWS 07" to the underside of the feet.
This work is from an edition of 100.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $37,500

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
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New Now Day Sale

New York Auction 29 February 2016 11am