Seeing (Pink), 2019
Artwork: 14 1/2 x 6 4/5 x 7 1/3 inches (37 x 17.4 x 18.6 cm.)
Pedestal: 7 x 4 x 8 inches (17.81 x 10.21 x 20.29 cm)
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KAWS is a multi-faceted New York-based artist and designer, ranked as a highly influential figure in the contemporary urban art scene. Starting his career in the ‘90s as a freelance animator by day and a graffiti artist by night, he is regarded as one of the most successful cross-over artists of our generation. KAWS has achieved street and gallery accreditation with his distinctive and sophisticated graphics. He is widely recognized for the repeated use of a hybrid cast of well-known cartoons, mascots, and human characters, resulting in the creation of a unique and universal visual language. Collaborating with global brands, KAWS challenges our conception of ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. KAWS has been producing a wide range of collectible vinyl toys since the late ‘90s, which have become a must-have ornament among collectors inside and outside the art world.
This Pink ceramic alloy sculpture and convertible lamp brings to life the BFF character which made its first appearance in 2016 at the Central Embassy in Bangkok. Its look is reminiscent of Elmo, and it was given a textured finish to more closely resemble the classic Sesame Street character. KAWS has become a cultural phenomenon, arousing a broad appeal among collectors inside and outside the art world.