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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, The Netherlands

  • 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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Ж70

Two works: (i) ACCOMPLICE (PINK VERSION); (ii) ACCOMPLICE (BLACK VERSION)

each stamped 'MEDICOM TOY MADE IN CHINA © KAWS..02' on the underside
(i-ii) painted vinyl, with original Medicom packaging
(i-ii) 23 x 7 x 6 cm (9 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in.)
(i) Executed in 2002, this work is number 531 from an edition of 1000 fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan.
(ii) Executed in 2002, this work is number 166 from an edition of 500 fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £17,500

Please note that once you've placed your bid,
it cannot be cancelled.

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020