Heritage: Urban Art (Nov. 2017) - Heritage Auctions
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Produced by Medicom Toy, Tokyo, Japan

Condition Reports: Contained in the original box; a few very thin, minor scratches to the top of the figure's head and to the back side of the base; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues.

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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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Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator, his creations are known for erotic portrayals of feminized, biomechanoid robots, as well as his design art pieces for the original Sony AIBO robotic ‘pet’. Sorayama’s designs are a blend of fine art, illustration, and industrial design, developing his unique style of ‘superrealism’. He has collaborated with brands such as Medicom Toy, X-LARGE®, and British Knights.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
Art Formula@Whatever Artspace
POP-ING, NANZUKA at AKI GalleryAki Gallery
2016
SorayamaJacob Lewis Gallery
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

No Future Companion (Silver Chrome), 2008

Metallized plastic
12 5/8 × 7 7/8 × 7 7/8 in
32.1 × 20 × 20 cm
Edition 133/500
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Produced by Medicom Toy, Tokyo, Japan

Condition Reports: Contained in the original box; a few very …

Medium
Signature
Incised with the artist's signatures, date, and number to the underside
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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)

Hajime Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator, his creations are known for erotic portrayals of feminized, biomechanoid robots, as well as his design art pieces for the original Sony AIBO robotic ‘pet’. Sorayama’s designs are a blend of fine art, illustration, and industrial design, developing his unique style of ‘superrealism’. He has collaborated with brands such as Medicom Toy, X-LARGE®, and British Knights.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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