Private Sales - KAWS - Untitled (Kawsbob for the Aldrich) - 2010 (1st Sample Proof)
Kawsbob for the Aldrich (yellow) was created by KAWS and released in an edition of 100 prints for his first solo museum show at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut in 2011.
In 2010 KAWS produced this 1st Sample Proof, previously to the regular 2011 edition of 100, so the artist and the printer could look at and give a final go on the coloring, size and paper. Images of this 1st Sample Proof print were used for the advertising and sales of the edition. The regular edition was sold through 2 venues: the Aldrich stand on the E|AB Fair and via the website of Art + Culture. At that moment of time this 1st Sample Proof was not for sale. It came available for sale, with permission of the artist, through The Aldrich as a fundraiser for the museum only in 2018.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of KAWS history. The Spongebob figure is one of KAWS' most sought after work. In October 2018 a record was broken at Sotheby's for KAWS' Again and Again Spongebob 2008 painting. It went for over 1.3 Million dollars, breaking a record for the artist. A set of 3 Kawsbob prints (Yellow, Black, Red) raised $62,277 at the December 2018 auction at Ravenel
Medium: 9 Screenprint on Rives BFK. The print is hinged with acid free tape and is floating in a white wood frame as specified by the artist.
Print size: 20.00 x 20.00 in - (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
2010 1st Sample Proof (followed by the regular 2011 edition of 100)
Signed "KAWS" and dated "10" recto right bottom corner
"1st Sample Proof" recto left bottom corner
Price: € 26.000
This KAWS print is available at New Art Editions
Condition: This work is in an excellent condition. The front has no condition issues. The print has been remounted and there are some very light traces visible of the first mounting on the back.
Provenance: Acquired from The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum by the present owner.
Location of the work: Netherlands
Buyers premium: 0%
Buyer is responsible for the delivery of the work.
Duration of the sale: January 10th - January 24th, 2019
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