A handful of rare works of art have just been auctioned off at SBI Art Auctions Harajuku. Amongst the number of artists’ work going under the hammer, a very special KAWS screenprint lithograph from the late ’90s has just sold for close to $127,000 USD.
The piece of art, which is reminiscent to KAWS‘ early subvertising graffiti work on New York bus shelters, was estimated to fetch somewhere between ¥3,000,000 JPY – ¥6,000,000 JPY (approximately $26,500 USD – $53,000 USD). Photographer Ryan Lindow was able to attend the auction, and catch all the action as the moc-Calvin Klein ad featuring model Christy Turlington closed out in just under four minutes. The sales from SBI Art Auctions Harajuku brought in a total of ¥367,356,000 JPY (approximately $3,243,000 USD), and featured works from the likes of Yayoi Kusama, Hajime Sorayama, MADSAKI, Barry McGee, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Gerhard Richter.