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Rare KAWS Paintings Lead Sotheby's Upcoming New York & Hong Kong Auctions

From the collection of Ryan Brant, who founded ’Grand Theft Auto’ publisher Take-Two.

Sotheby’s will soon launch a series of contemporary art sales featuring the collection of pioneering video game executive, Ryan Brant. The sale was organized by the family of Brant, who passed earlier this year at the age of 49; he was best known for founding Take-Two Interactive, which later led to the formation of Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead creator Rockstar Games.

The first auction titled “Contemporary Curated” will be held in New York City, spotlighting over 25 works by KAWS including signed and numbered tondo paintings by the Brooklyn artist valued upwards of $350,000 USD. The second installment will be hosted in the dealer’s Hong Kong outpost, spotlighting more abstract paintings by KAWS alongside a large oil on canvas piece by Kenny Scharf dubbed ‘Humidungle’ (pre-estimate sale of $109,000 USD). The third sale returns to New York, focusing on interior pieces including the ‘Cartoon’ sofa by acclaimed furniture designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana.

View auction highlights from the auction series for Ryan Brant above and then visit Sotheby’s website for further details.

Elsewhere in art, Takashi Murakami is set to release exclusive ‘DOB-Kun’ figures at New York City’s MoMA Design Store this week.

The Collection of Ryan Brant – Sotheby’s
Contemporary Curated
New York, 26 September 2019

Contemporary Art Evening & Day Auctions
Hong Kong, 6 & 7 October 2019

Important Design
New York, 12 December 2019

Sotheby’s New York
1334 York Ave
New York, NY 10021

Sotheby’s Hong Kong
88 Queensway
Central, Hong Kong

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