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  • Provenance

    Ding Dong Takuhaibin, Hong Kong
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography


    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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Three works: i) HOLIDAY JAPAN (Brown); ii) HOLIDAY JAPAN (Black); iii) HOLIDAY JAPAN (Grey)

i-iii) printed with the artist's name and title 'KAWS: HOLIDAY' on the underside
painted vinyl, in original Medicom packaging
each 18.2 x 27.5 x 11.5 cm (7 1/8 x 10 7/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
i-iii) Executed in 2019, this work is from an open edition fabricated by AllRightsReserved Ltd.

£1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for £2,750

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London Auction 15 July 2020