Friends Seminary: Benefit Auction 2017
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Friends Seminary Benefit Auction

20 Artist Proofs. Framed.

Preliminary online bidding closes on March 9th at 4:00PM EST. Online bids will be transferred and executed at the benefit event later that night.

Medium
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated
Image rights
Courtesy of Laura and James DeMare
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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KAWS
American, b. 1974

Piranhas When You’re Sleeping, 2016

Screenprint on Saunders Waterford 425 gmHP
60 × 46 in
152.4 × 116.8 cm
Edition of 50 + 20AP
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Friends Seminary Benefit Auction

20 Artist Proofs. Framed.

Preliminary online bidding closes on March 9th at 4:00PM EST. Online bids …

Medium
Signature
Signed, numbered, and dated
Image rights
Courtesy of Laura and James DeMare
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)
Other works by KAWS
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