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Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:36 pm

This has gone up a bunch since I posted it. Just confirming none of you hoopleheads are bidding on this so obviously bootleg nonsense.
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Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:14 pm

I am loving all these drone photos of this piece.
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If I had that Retna money I would not be beefing with KAWS I would be hanging out with him like Pharrell!
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Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:43 pm

dead in the water...finally
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:37 am

I can't wait to see where the knock off version will be floating.
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:57 pm

The auction world’s exclusive eight-figure club has a new member.

On Monday night at Sotheby’s in Hong Kong, a painting by the artist KAWS (aka the New Jersey–born Brian Donnelly) sold for a staggering 115.9 million HKD, or about $14.7 million in U.S. dollars, a new auction record for the artist. The result came at Sotheby’s “NIGOLDENEYE® Vol. 1” sale, with The Kaws Album (2005) soaring past its estimate of 6,000,000—8,000,000 HKD ($760,000–$1 million) to that lofty finish.

The record-shattering piece, which is a riff on the cover art for the Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club (1967), easily eclipsed KAWS’s previous record of $2.7 million, which was set last November in New York at Phillips in its 20th-century evening sale by Untitled (Fatal Group), 2004, a work that presents the artist’s take on the classic Fat Albert cartoon.

In this sale, Sotheby’s was offering pieces from the collection of the streetwear impresario Nigo, who styles his name with the registered trademark (as seen in the name of the auction). It grossed a total of nearly $220 million HKD, or $28 million, across 33 lots, meaning that record-setting painting accounted for about half of the haul.

Aside from collecting, Nigo is the creator of the streetwear line A Bathing Ape and co-founder of the clothing label Billionaire Boys Club with the musician Pharrell, and the pieces he was selling displayed a vigorous cross-pollination between art and streetwear: five of the lots were sneakers, four of which were BAPE in collaboration with KAWS. Two lots of two pairs of shoes went for 125,000 HKD, or $15,900, which comes out to about $7,950 a pair (or $3,975 per shoe).

The sale was almost entirely comprised of work by KAWS. Other top lots from the auction were three riffs on The Simpsons by the artist, all from 2003: Untitled (Kimpsons), which sold for 21.2 million HKD, or $2.7 million; Untitled (Kimpsons #3), for $20.5 million HKD ($2.6 million), and Kimpsons Series, for $7.4 million HKD ($940,000).

KAWS has had quite a time in Hong Kong over the past week, as the Art Basel fair ran in the city. On March 25, the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation opened a survey exhibition, “Along The Way,” organized by the storied Italian curator Germano Celant, and for a short time, a giant inflatable of his character “Companion” was floating in Victoria Harbor before it was taken down two days early due to weather conditions.
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:19 pm

Oof. Who the fug was the buyer?
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:20 pm

His agent
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That's what she said
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:51 pm

KAWS the new banksy y'all :pint:
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Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:55 pm

hax0n wrote:KAWS the new Warhol y'all :pint:
FTFY
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:33 pm

BFF pink plush on sale tuesday 4/9 @ noon EST on kawsone
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:16 pm

Luls. Doubt he drops more than a dozen even tho the site won't hold up anyway. the IG butthurt should be epic tho.
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:27 pm

soupysound wrote:BFF pink plush on sale tuesday 4/9 @ noon EST on kawsone
ddt also doing online raffle April 10 10am-12pm?
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:30 pm

Is Justin Bieber the Anonymous Buyer of the Record-Setting KAWS Painting? Here’s Why We Beliebe It Could Be True
Look, the evidence isn't bulletproof. But we think we're onto something.


https://news.artnet.com/art-world/justi ... ws-1509175
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:08 am

I saw that piece of fudge article yesterday too :lol:

Talk about garbage journalism / straight click bait
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