KAWS, ‘BOBA FETT COMPANION’, 2013, Marcel Katz Art

Released as part of the final collection from OriginalFake—a joint endeavor between KAWS, Medicom Toy, and NEXUSVII—KAWS adds to his series of Star Wars figures with this reimagining of the devious bounty hunter, Boba Fett. Though the character is instantly recognizable, the figure retains the proportions and stylings of the artist’s other Companion figures, including the trademark hair and “X” eyes.

Signature: Stamped on bottom of foot.

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