KAWS - "KAWSBOB Enters The Strange Forest" Painting | Sold For A Record High $155,000 At Charity Auction

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Kaws - KAWSBOB ENTERS THE STRANGE FOREST

For a few, it was home. For many others, Japan's odd mix of traditions and modernities served as their place of inspirations. So when pop artist Takashi Murakami started plans for his charity auction to benefit the ongoing recovery efforts from March's devastating Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake, artists like Yoshitomo Nara, Cindy Sherman, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, and more jumped on the chance. Even gallerist Larry Gagosian and Christie's auction house chairman Francois Pinault decided to pitch in.

After a 3-day long showing at Gagosian Gallery, the Tohoku-Pacific Earthquake Benefit Auction went underway this morning at Christie's New York headquarters. With actor Ken Watanabe presiding, the 20 works of art sold briskly in the matter of few hours. By the time the final gravel fell, the auction generated a total of $8,756,100 million. What's more, "KAWSBOB Enters The Strange Forest", a 60-inch in diameter acrylic on canvas by artist KAWS, fetched a whopping price of $155,000! A additional $110,000 more than the highest estimate price and a new record price for the artist's work. Congratulation to all who participated.

Takashi Murakami - New day Kaikai and Kiki, Faces All-Over  (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights

Takashi Murakami - New day Kaikai and Kiki, Faces All-Over

Takashi Murakami - New day Face of the Artist - (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Takashi Murakami - New Day Face of the Artist

Takashi Murakami - New day DOB's Acrobatic Spectacular Society (C)2011 Takashi MurakamiKaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved.

Takashi Murakami - New Day DOB's Acrobatic Spectacular Society

Takashi Murakami - And Then, And Then And Then And Then And Then. Yellow Universe(C)2011 Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All rights reserved

Takashi Murakami - And Then, And Then And Then And Then And Then. Yellow Universe

Kaws - KAWSBOB ENTERS THE STRANGE FOREST

Kaws - KAWSBOB ENTERS THE STRANGE FOREST

Yoshitomo Nara - Patched Head

Yoshitomo Nara - Patched Head

Yoshitomo Nara - Lone Star

Yoshitomo Nara - Lone Star

Mr. - Okay!!

Mr. - Okay!!

Thomas Houseago - Midnight Mask III

Thomas Houseago - Midnight Mask III

Mark Grotjahn - Untitled (Eleven Color Variant Separated With White Butterfly 4304)

Mark Grotjahn - Untitled (Eleven Color Variant Separated With White Butterfly 4304)

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Luc Tuymans - Shore

Luc Tuymans - Shore

Gabriel Orozco - Samurai Tree 6S

Gabriel Orozco - Samurai Tree 6S

Friedrich Kunath  - Untitled (Let the Distance Keep Us Together)

Friedrich Kunath - Untitled (Let the Distance Keep Us Together)

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 4

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--Four Works 4

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 3

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--Four Works 3

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 2

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--Four Works 2

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--four works 1

Cindy Sherman - Untitled--Four Works 1

Aya Takano - I had a dream, in the aftermath of the disaster, water was gushing out from the mountains, and formed a pond

Aya Takano - I had a dream, in the aftermath of the disaster, water was gushing out from the mountains, and formed a pond

Anselm Reyle - Untitled

Anselm Reyle - Untitled

Zeng Fanzhi - watermelon

Zeng Fanzhi - Watermelon