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  • 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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DISSECTED COMPANION (BLACK); (GREY); and (BROWN)

2005
The complete set of three screenprints in colors, on wove paper, the full sheets, with the original black 'ORIGINAL FAKE' heavy board folios.
all S. 20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
All signed, dated and numbered 93/100, 61/100 and 12/100 in black ink, pencil and silver ink respectively (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by KAWSONE, Brooklyn, all framed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $44,100

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 19-21 October 2021