KAWS - Wired: Online Auction London Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Vienna

  • Artist Biography

    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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THE TWINS (PINK)

each stamped 'MEDICOM TOY 2006 CHINA' on the proper right foot; each stamped '© KAWS..06 © REAS' on the proper left foot
painted vinyl, in 2 parts, with original Medicom packaging
each 20.3 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm (7 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan, and is from an unnumbered edition.

Estimate
£1,800 - 2,500 

Sold for £2,016

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Wired: Online Auction

Online Auction 11 - 18 May 2022