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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.

  • Provenance

    Elms Lesters, London
    Private Collection, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, #@!*$ : RECENT WORKS . KAWS, 21 - 27 October 2002 (another example exhibited)

  • 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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COMPANION VS ASTROBOY

signed and dated 'KAWS..02' lower right
screenprint on black wove paper
90.2 x 65.6 cm (35 1/2 x 25 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2002, this work is from an edition of 50.

Estimate
£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,750

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HEATWAVE: Online Auction

Online Auction 17 - 26 July 2019