Brian Donnelly, who works professionally as KAWS, is an American artist whose figurative cast sculptures bridge the distance between fine and commercial art. KAWS formerly worked as a freelance animator for 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as a night graffiti artist, and these illegal paintings created a framework for his craft. The upcoming Christie’s event presents multiple sculptures and paintings by KAWS. One highlight is an untitled, hand-painted Companion resin sculpture. KAWS made his first toy— a vinyl figure called the Companion– in 1999 with Bounty Hunter, a Japanese clothing company. The artist’s signature cast figurine is similar to Mickey Mouse and has ‘x’s in place of eyes.
The auction will also showcase contemporary works influenced by the spontaneity, satire, and expertise of graffiti. Presented are interior scenes and still life paintings by the multi-genre artist Jonas Wood. Through one oil painting on offer, Wood reveals his multidimensional painting style. Explore the catalog for works of artists such as Invader, Banksy, Katherine Bernhardt, and Cleon Peterson, and register to bid on the Christie’s website.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (89)
# of Lots:89
Price Range:$500 - $200,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Untitled (Astro Boy) hand-painted resin by KAWS.|| Estimate: |
|Untitled (Prima) acrylic on found advertising poster by KAWS.|| Estimate: |
|Big Brown oil on canvas by Jonas Wood.|| Estimate: |
|Alias SP_43 ceramic tiles on Perspex by Invader.|| Estimate: |
|Pink Panther + Instagram + Orchids acrylic and spray paint on canvas by Katherine Bernhardt.|| Estimate: |
|Paint the Town (Black) ceramic multiple in black screenprint by Cleon Peterson.|| Estimate: |
|Yellow Pumpkin & Red Pumpkin two painted cast resin multiples by Yayoi Kusama.|| Estimate: |