The work KAWS has set a record at auction in Hong Kong: 14.7 million dollars
ARTinvestment.RU   04 апреля 2019

Meter picture The KAWS Album in 16 times above the average estimate and made its author one of the most successful living artists

the Shelf living artists whose work is sold for eight-figure sums, has arrived: the company of David Hockney, Jeff Koons, Christopher Vul and the other was an American artist and designer Brian Donnelly (1974), better known by his alias, KAWS.

on 1 April at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, where she sold works from the collection of Japanese fashion designer Nigo (it was mainly the work KAWS, including collectible sneakers), metre canvas, The KAWS Album was sold for a record 115,9 million Hong Kong dollars (14,784 million U.S. dollars). Estimate for the lot was only 6-8 million Hong Kong dollars. The previous auction record of Brian Donnelly — $2.7 million — were easily beaten.

the Picture of The Album KAWS plays with the famous album cover of the Beatles "the Orchestra of club of lonely hearts Sergeant pepper" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band) 1967, but instead real people — characters of the animated series the Simpsons (KAWS they are called Kimpsons) brand kosovskii eyes-крестиками.

a Native new-Джерси Brian Donnelly began his career as an animator-фрилансером in the Disney company (for example, drawing backgrounds for the cartoon "101 Dalmatians"). In parallel was fond of graffiti — it was then on the streets of new-Йорка began to appear recognizable image of skulls with crosses instead of eyes. Work, Donnelly quickly attracted the attention of fashion designers, artists, producers, musicians and other strong world of art and show-бизнеса. Since then, KAWS who only worked — from Kanye West (who did the cover) and Nike (they released expensive sneakers) to the Japanese brands Comme des Garçons and Uniqlo.

And KAWS released a limited edition vinyl toys together with brand My Plastic Heart, which immediately became the subject of collector's interest. As expressed in 2013, Sam Donnelly, "'s funny that when I do that-то large in bronze – this is called a sculpture, but when I do that-то small and plastic —, it is called a toy." By the way, an avid collector of these "toys" is rapper Timati recently, he boasted in his instagram that closer than ever to collect the complete series of "Companions Cavs".

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