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Lot 180

KAWS Bearbrick 400%: A set of 3 KAWS Dissected Bearbrick Companions, 2008-2010.
Each a collaboration between KAWS' OriginalFake brand and Medicom; these much sought-after KAWS [email protected] figures are made from cast vinyl and features the artist's signature "X" for each eye as well as move-able arms, …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Stamped on underside of feet.
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Bearbrick
Manufacturer
Medicom
KAWS
American, b. 1974

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 beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Opening of Reflex, theResidence with KAWS, 'Along the Way'Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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[email protected] are among the world’s most collectible objects. While the plastic teddy-bear figurines have been decorated with innumerable patterns over the years, classic collaborations feature the iconography of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and KAWS, and brands such as Chanel, A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and Disney. [email protected] are produced by Japanese company Medicom Toy and have sold for high five-figure prices at auction. Yet others are considerably more affordable, depending on the toy’s collaborator, rarity, material, and size. A mash-up of street culture and fine art, [email protected] enjoy a wide and elite collector base, from the music producer Pharrell Williams to Vogue’s former creative director Grace Coddington.

Exhibitions
2021
Curator Style 2021 Valentine's Day Gift GuideCurator Style
2020
POP UP Exhibition: Contemporary ArtMK Art Invest Group
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS Bearbrick Set of 3 (KAWS [email protected] 400% dissected companions), 2008-2010

Cast Resin
11 × 5 in
27.9 × 12.7 cm
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Lot 180

KAWS Bearbrick 400%: A set of 3 KAWS Dissected Bearbrick Companions, 2008-2010.
Each a collaboration …

Medium
Condition
Very good
Signature
Stamped on underside of feet.
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Bearbrick
Manufacturer
Medicom
KAWS
American, b. 1974

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 beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)

[email protected] are among the world’s most collectible objects. While the plastic teddy-bear figurines have been decorated with innumerable patterns over the years, classic collaborations feature the iconography of artists including Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and KAWS, and brands such as Chanel, A Bathing Ape (BAPE), and Disney. [email protected] are produced by Japanese company Medicom Toy and have sold for high five-figure prices at auction. Yet others are considerably more affordable, depending on the toy’s collaborator, rarity, material, and size. A mash-up of street culture and fine art, [email protected] enjoy a wide and elite collector base, from the music producer Pharrell Williams to Vogue’s former creative director Grace Coddington.

Exhibitions (2)
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