Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Modern + Contemporary Art & Design, Fall 2021

Sat, Nov 6, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 229

Rick Wolfryd "Alteration" Sculpture (KAWS Inspired)

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Rick Wolfryd (b. 1953), KAWS; Medicom Toy, Huichol artisans
Marking(s); notes: signed, marking(s); TP (trial proof)
Country of origin; materials: American, Mexican, China; resin, glass
Dimensions (H, W, D): 14.75"h, 5.5"w, 9"d
Additional Information: Work is an alteration of the KAWS "X-Man" art toy partially embellished in Huichol beadwork. Rick Wolfryd's "Alterations" series is a cultural commentary consisting of embellished or reconstructed versions of well-known pop art pieces, half clad in the intricate beadwork of the Huichol people of Mexico. Historically associated with religious significance, the practice has in time become more commercial. Provenance: Artist.

Fall 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, November 6th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session I)
Saturday, November 6th: Editions & Photography (Session II)
Sunday, November 7th: Branded Luxury & The Henry Torres Collection (Session III)

Live previews begin October 25th, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm ET. Please direct any questions and/or consignment inquiries to


very good, no issues to note

All bidders in our auctions should be aware of the following:

Lots are sold "AS IS" as described in the Terms & Conditions of Auction. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Palm Beach Modern Auctions. PBMA strives to provide as much information as possible about items, including multiple photos, dimensions and condition reports. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. All bidders are encouraged to inspect items of interest in person and ask any questions they may have prior to bidding as well as review all points in the Terms & Conditions.