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  • Description

    Phillips believes that this lot was manufactured or created in mainland China and if imported to the USA may be subject to an import tariff. For more information, see paragraph 12 of the Conditions of Sale in our auction sale catalogue or contact one of our specialists.

  • Provenance

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
    Private Collection, London

  • 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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Three works: (i) SMALL LIE (Brown); (ii) SMALL LIE (Black); (iii) SMALL LIE (Grey)

(i-iii) printed with the artist's name, date, fabricator and title 'KAWS..17 SMALL LIE MEDICOM TOY CHINA' on the underside
painted vinyl, in original Medicom packaging
(i-iii) 27.5 x 12.9 x 12.2 cm (10 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
(i-iii) Executed in 2017, this work is from a limited edition fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £3,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 3 October 2019