painted cast vinyl
This work is in very good condition. There is a very minor abrasion to the right side of the figure's stomach, visible only upon close inspection. This work is accompanied by its Original Fake box and a certificate of authenticity issued by the Original Fake studio and a certificate of authenticity issued by the Original Fake studio and a certificate of authenticity issued by the Original Fake studio.
<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Sam Mansour</a><br /> Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale<br /> New York<br /> +1 212 940 1219<br /> <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>
50 x 22 x 14 in. (127 x 55.9 x 35.6 cm.)
Medicom Toy, Original Fake<br />Private Collection, Asia<br />Acquired from the above by the present owner
<p>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 <em>Garfield</em>, <em>SpongeBob SquarePants</em> and <em>The Simpsons</em>, and reconfigured familiar subjects into a world of fantasy. </p><p>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. </p>