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 …

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KAWS(b. 1974) is an American graffiti artist and designer known for his toys and paintings. Pop Art and culture permeate his cartoonish Companion series of figurines, which bear a resemblance to the works of Takashi Murakami. KAWS worked in animation after …

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KAWS
American, b. 1974

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.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Opening of Reflex, theResidence with KAWS, 'Along the Way'Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

Companion Brown, 2016

Medicom Toy
5 × 3 × 11 in
12.7 × 7.6 × 27.9 cm
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$750
Location
Albuquerque, Santa Fe
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Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. …

This artwork is new in box and in pristine condition.

KAWS(b. 1974) is an American graffiti artist …

Medium
Condition
New in the box
Signature
Not signed
Frame
Not included
Price ranges of small sculptures by KAWS
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$750–$1,000
This work
$0
$5,250+
KAWS
American, b. 1974

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.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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