An auction record for a Kaws !

The famous auctioneer Phillips was organizing “the first ever cross-category online auction “sale in May 2020 featuring 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Watches and Jewels. In the middle of great works of for example Cartier, Daniel Arsham, Murakami, Warhol, there were several Kaws lots who all did an higher hammer price than high estimates.

And for sure one of the star of the auction (for us) was the 2012 Ikepod X Kaws, a red dial estimated 12 to 17 000 CHF finally sold 37 000 CHF. Less than 120 watches were produced and very few are on the market.

We do not deny that the talent of Phillips team and their great panel of customers is one reason of this success but we ae so happy to see that Brian Donnelly artwork are rocketing in all auctions.

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LOT 122

A very fine and rare blackened titanium wristwatch with certificate and box, made in collaboration with KAWS, designed by Marc Newson.

Circa 2012
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and strap signed

Estimate HK$100,000 - 150,000

SOLD FOR HK$300,000