$14,500-$22,000 Value Indicator
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€9,000-€13,500 Value Indicator
$70,000-$110,000 Value Indicator
¥1,390,000-¥2,130,000 Value Indicator
$9,500-$14,500 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 71cm x W 51cm
Edition size: 50
KAWS' Running Chum I, a screenprint from 2000, is estimated to be worth between £7,500 and £11,500. This signed artwork has seen a total of 4 sales at auction to date. The hammer price has varied, with a range from £6,336 in May 2023 to £13,934 in January 2021. Sellers have seen an average return of £8,893. Despite a slight decrease in value with an average annual growth rate of -9%, this artwork remains a solid choice for collectors. The first sale at auction was on 16th December 2019. The edition size of Running Chum I is limited to just 50, making it a unique addition to any collection.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|May 2023||SBI Art Auction - Japan||Running Chum I - Signed Print|
|March 2020||Christie's London - United Kingdom||Running Chum I - Signed Print|
|December 2019||Sotheby's New York - United States||Running Chum I - Signed Print|
Running Chum I is a signed screen print made by the acclaimed American artist and designer, KAWS in 2000. In this print, KAWS depicts his beloved cartoon character, Chum using thick white lines against a plain black backdrop. Chum is rendered in a simpler style than in many of KAWS’ other prints, and the use of black and white differs from other works by KAWS which are characterised by their emphasis on colour. The print shows Chum in motion, running across the composition, imbuing the print with a sense of action.
The print can be seen alongside two other screen prints, each of which depict Chum running. While the three prints all show Chum, they each capture him from a different angle. Running Chum I is the only print that shows the character’s entire body.
KAWS is well known for his impressive collection of cartoon characters which he often incorporates into his artworks. Along with Chum, notable characters that re-appear throughout KAWS’ prints are Bendy, Accomplice and Companion. Chum was inspired by the Michelin tyre company mascot, the Michelin Man, originally drawn by the 20th century French cartoonist, Marius Rossilon. KAWS adapts this recognisable figure by rendering him in his signature artistic style, adding his iconic crossed out eyes and skull and crossbone head.