KAWS, ‘Boba Fett Companion’, 2013, Julien's Auctions

Stamped underneath foot. With original box.

About KAWS

“KAWS” is a graffiti artist, illustrator, painter, sculptor, product designer, and toymaker. His cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his early career as a street artist, when he began replacing advertisements with his own, masterful acrylic paintings in the early 1990s. Since, KAWS has embraced the commercialist spirit of Claes Oldenburg and Takashi Murakami, designing everything from Kanye West album covers to Nike sneakers. Avoiding the distinction between products and art objects, KAWS has shown his work increasingly in galleries and museums over the past decade; some of his most famous images are reimagined versions of pop characters like Mickey Mouse and the Michelin Man.

American, b. 1974, Jersey City, New Jersey, based in Brooklyn, New York

Solo Shows on Artsy

KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTS, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth
KAWS, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Group Shows on Artsy

Contemporary Editions II, Gormleys Fine Art, Belfast
Still Making a Splash After 20 Years!, Galerie Maximillian, Aspen
Alpha 137 Gallery Staff Favorites, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Dedicated by the Artist to Someone Special, Alpha 137 Gallery, New York
Tech-né-Color, Sandra Gering Inc, New York
Spring Accrochage 2016, Aurifer AG, Schaan / Liechtenstein
MUTATED REALITY, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow
Mana Monumental, Mana Contemporary, Miami