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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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THIS LOT IS SOLD WITH NO RESERVE

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Warm Regards

2005
Hand letterpress in colours, on wove paper, with full margins,
I. 32 x 37 cm (12 5/8 x 14 5/8 in.)
S. 50.6 x 40.5 cm (19 7/8 x 15 7/8 in.)

signed, dated '05' and numbered 146/200 in yellow pencil, published by Iconoclast, New York on the occasion of their 2004-2009 exhibition, Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture, framed.

Estimate
£1,000 - 1,500 • ‡

Sold for £5,000

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London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm