KAWS, ‘Companion Black Flayed’, 2016, Silverback Gallery
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KAWS

Companion Black Flayed, 2016

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11 × 5 × 3 in
27.9 × 12.7 × 7.6 cm
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About the work

Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. …

Silverback Gallery

Open Edition 2016.
Original sealed package as issued. Never opened.

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Artist signature and year stamped on foot
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KAWS
American, b. 1974
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KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

KAWS, ‘Companion Black Flayed’, 2016, Silverback Gallery
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About the work

Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. After leaving in 1997, KAWS took inspiration from the company’s signature cartoon, Mickey Mouse, to create his own set of characters that he named “Companions.” With gloved hands and X’s for eyes, “Companions” first …

Silverback Gallery

Open Edition 2016.
Original sealed package as issued. Never opened.

Medium
Signature
Artist signature and year stamped on foot
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Series
Open Edition 2016
Manufacturer
Medicom
KAWS
American, b. 1974
Follow

KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.

KAWS

Companion Black Flayed, 2016

Vinyl
11 × 5 × 3 in
27.9 × 12.7 × 7.6 cm
.
Sold
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