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KAWS: Artist Market Report – May 2020

  • Analyst: James Cocksey
  • Pages: 27
  • Access: Analyst Pro

This is the inaugural ArtTactic report on the market for KAWS (American, b. 1974). The report analysis takes a forensic look at different aspects of his market between 2008 and 2019, including experts’ market confidence, exhibition and institutional analysis, as well as an in-depth look at every aspect of his auction market, broken down into specific series of works that underpin his career. New features in this report include an artist’s ecosystem (from collections to commercial and exhibition activity) and forecaster sentiment versus hammer price.

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The report contains the following elements: 
KAWS Background and Timeline
New Feature: KAWS Artist Ecosystem
Exhibition Analysis 1999-2019
Confidence Analysis
Auction Analysis 2008-2019: overall auction data, top prices, and artwork analysis
New Feature: Forecaster Sentiment versus Realised Hammer Prices





KAWS’ auction market gained further momentum in 2019