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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Vienna

  • Literature

    Brian Donnelly, Germano Celant, Gary Panter, Harry Philbrick and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, KAWS 1993-2010, New York, 2010, p. 238 (another example 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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Two works: (i) BLITZ (Green); (ii) BLITZ (Blue)

each stamped 'MEDICOM TOY 2004 CHINA' on the proper right foot; each further stamped '© KAWS..04' on the proper left foot
each painted vinyl, with original Medicom packaging
each 13.3 x 9.9 x 7.8 cm (5 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 in.)
(i-ii) Executed in 2004, this work is fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan, and is from an is from an unnumbered edition.

Estimate
£800 - 1,200 

Sold for £1,512

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 10 - 18 February 2021