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A super-rare KAWS “disruption” artwork from 1997 showing one of the artists’ signature companions curling itself like a snake around Christy Turlington on a vintage Calvin Klein advert has just sold for ¥14,375,000 (approximately $127,000) at auction in Tokyo, Japan. Watch the November 3 auction take place in the clip below.

The auction was held at SBI Art Auctions Harajuku and dates back to the time the artist used to crack open bus shelter advertising casings and add signature KAWS elements to the posters inside. Brands KAWS disrupted include Calvin Klein, DKNY, and others. The listing closed in just under four minutes

Although Untitled (Calvin Klein), Christy Turlington Ad Disruption, as it was listed, commanded a hefty fee, it wasn’t the most expensive KAWS work sold at the weekend. An original work, Untitled (SM1), fetched an impressive ¥23,000,000 (approximately $203,000) at SBI Art Auctions on the same day. Clearly, KAWS has come a long way since his time busting open bus stops.

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