441
441
KAWS
CHUM (WHITE)
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 337,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
441
KAWS
CHUM (WHITE)
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 337,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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KAWS
B. 1974
CHUM (WHITE)
incised with the artist’s signature, number 3/3 and date '08 on the underside of the foot
painted bronze
20 by 13 by 6 in. 50.8 by 33 by 15.2 cm.
Executed in 2008, this work is number 3 from an edition of 3, plus 2 artist's proofs. 
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Provenance

Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles
Private Collection
Ross Kramer Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"As we compare body postures and assertiveness – or lack of it – in front of a Chum... we are using it as an excuse to see ourselves. That is, they allow us not only to see others, but we can also stand back and perceive how we ourselves are seen... If, for the Pop artists of the 1960s, the premise was, 'You are what you buy,' for KAWS it would be, 'You are what you see.'"

Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, "KAWS: Seeing You Seeing Yourself," in Ian Luna and Lauren A. Gould, Eds., KAWS, New York 2010, p. 133

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York