KAWS, ‘Boba Fett Companion’, 2013, Struck Contemporary

Fan favorite Star Wars character and deadliest bounty hunter, Boba Fett, received a Kaws makeover in 2013. Following the closure of Kaws’ brand “Original Fake,” Medicom began production of the popular companions. The Mandalorian armor worn by Boba Fett is reproduced to perfection including the red and silver-green tones that make up his armor. KAWS has exhibited his work around the world, with recent shows at Mary Boone Gallery, New York and Galerie Perrotin, New York and Paris; as well as a forthcoming survey exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas.

Signature: stamped on bottom Edition of 500

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