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KAWS Gets Promoted to NY Evening Sales in MayThat didn’t take long. In the wake of KAWS’s big breakout sale in Hong Kong, two major works have been lined up for the May Evening sales in New York, the first time the artist has appeared in that slot at Christie’s or Sotheby’s. Sotheby’s was showing a large Kurf work from Honor Fraser’s 2009 KAWS show called The Long Way Home. The 68-inch-square work at Sotheby’s, Kurf (Hot Dog), is estimated at between $1.5 and 2m. Upon seeing the Kurf (Hot Dog) in Hong Kong, one KAWS collector weighed it next to The KAWS Album in rarity and significance within KAWS’s body of work. He judged it on a par with the $14.7m work and noted that Irving Blum had bought one of these works from the same show comparing it to the original Pop artists in significance.
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