KAWS

American, b. 1974

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KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the …

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High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
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PIRANHAS WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING, 2016
Sold on Jul 21, 2021
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Print
silkscreen on paper
117.1 x 152.5 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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PIRANHAS WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING, 2016
silkscreen on paper
Jul 21, 2021
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117.1 x 152.5 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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SEEING, 2018
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Sculpture
alloy, ceramic, LED light and mixed media
17.4 x 37.0 x 18.6 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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SEEING, 2018
alloy, ceramic, LED light and mixed media
Jul 21, 2021
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Sculpture
17.4 x 37.0 x 18.6 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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ANKLE BRACELET, 2017
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silkscreen on paper
147.5 x 147.0 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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ANKLE BRACELET, 2017
silkscreen on paper
Jul 21, 2021
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147.5 x 147.0 cm
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Jul 21, 2021
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UNTITLED (C3PO), 2000
Sold on Jul 6, 2021
£352,800
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Photography
inkjet and acrylic on canvas
55.9 x 76.2 cm
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£352,800
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Jul 6, 2021
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UNTITLED (C3PO), 2000
inkjet and acrylic on canvas
Jul 6, 2021
Phillips
£352,800
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Photography
55.9 x 76.2 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
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£352,800
KAWS X Hajime Sorayama No Future Companion (Silver Chrome), 2008
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Print
silver chrome multiple, with original box
19.4 x 31.2 x 19.4 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
Sotheby's
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b. 1974 X Hajime Sorayama No Future Companion (Silver Chrome) with the artist's stamped signature and numbered 044/500 silver chrome multiple, with original box Executed in 2008, produced by Medicom Toy and OriginalFake, Tokyo with their stamps on the underside (con la firma dell'artista timbrata sotto la base e numerato 044/500 multiplo in argento cromato, con scatola originale Eseguito nel 2008, prodotto da Medicom Toy e OriginalFake, Tokyo con i loro timbri sotto la base) cm 31,2x19,4x19,4; inches 12.28 by 7.63 by 7.63 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
KAWS X Hajime Sorayama No Future Companion (Silver Chrome), 2008
silver chrome multiple, with original box
Jul 6, 2021
Sotheby's
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19.4 x 31.2 x 19.4 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
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b. 1974 X Hajime Sorayama No Future Companion (Silver Chrome) with the artist's stamped signature and numbered 044/500 silver chrome multiple, with original box Executed in 2008, produced by Medicom Toy and OriginalFake, Tokyo with their stamps on the underside (con la firma dell'artista timbrata sotto la base e numerato 044/500 multiplo in argento cromato, con scatola originale Eseguito nel 2008, prodotto da Medicom Toy e OriginalFake, Tokyo con i loro timbri sotto la base) cm 31,2x19,4x19,4; inches 12.28 by 7.63 by 7.63 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Presenting the past, 1914
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Print
screenprint on Saunders Waterford paper
81.2 x 81.2 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
Sotheby's
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signed, dated 14 and numbered 122/250 screenprint on Saunders Waterford paper, from an edition of 250 plus 50 artist's proofs (firmato, datato 14 e numerato 122/250 screenprint su carta Saunders Waterford, da un'edizione di 250 più 50 prove d'artista) cm 81,2x81,2; inches 31.96 by 31.96 Framed: cm 94,5x94,5x4,8; inches 37.20 by 37.20 by 1.88 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Presenting the past, 1914
screenprint on Saunders Waterford paper
Jul 6, 2021
Sotheby's
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81.2 x 81.2 cm
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Jul 6, 2021
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signed, dated 14 and numbered 122/250 screenprint on Saunders Waterford paper, from an edition of 250 plus 50 artist's proofs (firmato, datato 14 e numerato 122/250 screenprint su carta Saunders Waterford, da un'edizione di 250 più 50 prove d'artista) cm 81,2x81,2; inches 31.96 by 31.96 Framed: cm 94,5x94,5x4,8; inches 37.20 by 37.20 by 1.88 To view Shipping Calculator, please click here
Astro Boy Companion (Grey) , 2012
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
HK$37,500
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Sculpture
cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box
18.0 x 38.0 x 9.5 cm
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HK$37,500
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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KAWS (B. 1974) Astro Boy Companion (Grey) incised 'Medicom Toy 2012 China' and 'Tezuka Productions Designed by Kaws' (on the underside) cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box 38 x 18 x 9.5 cm. (14 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.) Executed in 2012 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Astro Boy Companion (Grey) , 2012
cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
HK$37,500
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Sculpture
18.0 x 38.0 x 9.5 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
HK$37,500
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KAWS (B. 1974) Astro Boy Companion (Grey) incised 'Medicom Toy 2012 China' and 'Tezuka Productions Designed by Kaws' (on the underside) cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box 38 x 18 x 9.5 cm. (14 7/8 x 7 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.) Executed in 2012 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Companion (Resting Place), 2013
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
HK$20,000
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Sculpture
cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box
23.0 x 23.0 x 28.4 cm
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HK$20,000
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Description
KAWS (B. 1974) incised ‘Medicom Toy and KAWS’ (on the underside of left foot) cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box 23 x 23 x 28.4 cm. (9 x 9 x 11 1/4 in.) Executed in 2013 edition of 500 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Companion (Resting Place), 2013
cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
HK$20,000
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Sculpture
23.0 x 23.0 x 28.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
HK$20,000
Description
KAWS (B. 1974) incised ‘Medicom Toy and KAWS’ (on the underside of left foot) cast vinyl sculpture with the original presentation box 23 x 23 x 28.4 cm. (9 x 9 x 11 1/4 in.) Executed in 2013 edition of 500 Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
UNTITLED, 1999
Sold on Jun 21, 2021
$138,600
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
40.6 x 40.6 cm
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$138,600
Auction Sale
Jun 21, 2021
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UNTITLED, 1999
acrylic on canvas
Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
$138,600
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Painting
40.6 x 40.6 cm
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Jun 21, 2021
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$138,600
UNTITLED, 1996
Sold on Jun 21, 2021
$151,200
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152% est
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
41.0 x 41.6 cm
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$151,200
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Jun 21, 2021
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UNTITLED, 1996
acrylic on canvas
Jun 21, 2021
Phillips
$151,200
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152% est
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Painting
41.0 x 41.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 21, 2021
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$151,200