Phillips Presents SANTA KAWS – an online-only holiday sale, 5th to 13th December 2019


6th December 2019 – (London/Hong Kong) Phillips Auctioneers is pleased to announce SANTA KAWS, an online-only sale of 33 collectable figurines by KAWS. Following the recent success of 24/7 and HEATWAVE online sales, SANTA KAWS runs from 5 to 13 December and presents collectors with a broad and colorful selection of toys at a range of price points.

Charlotte Gibbs, Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales, said: “Following on from the huge successes of our inaugural online auctions, HEATWAVE and 24-7, in London and Hong Kong this year, Phillips will offer a selection of compact toys by contemporary artist KAWS in a festive online-only sale. Realizing his playful graphic compositions in three dimensions, KAWS’ inventive figures draw upon nostalgic characters from popular cartoons and advertising, creating his own world of protagonists who appear throughout his body of work. With a forthcoming major survey of his practice at the Brooklyn Museum planned for 2021, KAWS’ distinct aesthetic is immediately recognizable. We are delighted to offer a varied array of KAWS collectables at accessible estimates under £10,000, in the run-up to the holiday season.”

Auction: 5th – 13th December 2019

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stamped and numbered ‘OriginalFake KAWS.. Sorayama MEDICOM TOY 2008 MADE IN CHINA EDITION 424/500’ on the underside
metallised plastic, with original packaging
32 x 20 x 20 cm (12 5/8 x 7 7/8 x 7 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2008, this work is number 424 from an edition of 500, fabricated by Medicom Toy and OriginalFake, Tokyo.

£6,000 – 8,000 
each stamped ‘MEDICOM TOY 2006 CHINA’ on the proper right foot; each further stamped ‘© KAWS..06 © REAS’ on the proper left foot
painted vinyl, in 2 parts, with original Medicom packaging
each 20.3 x 7.6 x 4.4 cm (7 7/8 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2006, this work is fabricated by Medicom Toy, Japan.

£1,800 – 2,500