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  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, The Netherlands

  • Artist Biography


    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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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.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £17,500

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Online Auction 22 - 30 July 2020