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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist in 2005)
    Christie's, New York, 27 September 2018, lot 22
    Private Collection, Palm Beach (acquired at the above sale)
    Thence by descent

  • Literature

    KAWS 1993-2010, exh. cat., The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Connecticut, 2010, p. 22 (another variant illustrated)

  • 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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107

KIMPSONS

signed, titled and dated 'KAWS..05 KIMPSONS..' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 30.5 cm (12 x 12 in.)
Painted in 2005.

Estimate
£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £125,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 28 June 2019