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    KAWS

    American • 1974

    To understand the work of KAWS is to understand his roots in the skateboard and graffiti crews of New York City. Brian Donnelly chose KAWS as his moniker to tag city streets beginning in the 1990s, and quickly became a celebrated standout in the scene. Having swapped spray paint for explorations in fine art spanning sculpture, painting and collage, KAWS has maintained a fascination with classic cartoons, including Garfield, SpongeBob SquarePants and The Simpsons, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. 

    Perhaps he is most known for his larger-than-life fiberglass sculptures that supplant the body of Mickey Mouse onto KAWS' own imagined creatures, often with 'x'-ed out eyes or ultra-animated features. However, KAWS also works frequently in neon and vivid paint, adding animation and depth to contemporary paintings filled with approachable imagination. There is mass appeal to KAWS, who exhibits globally and most frequently in Asia, Europe and the United States.  

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2015
Screenprint in colours, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 94.6 x 81.3 cm (37 1/4 x 32 in.)
Signed, dated and numbered 90/250 in pencil (there were also 50 artist's proofs), published by Pace Editions, New York, unframed.

Estimate
£7,000 - 10,000 

Place Advance Bid
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Rebecca Tooby-Desmond
Specialist, Head of Sale, Editions, Associate Director
London
+44 207 318 4079

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020