KAWS, ‘Companion (Brown)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
KAWS, ‘Companion (Brown)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
KAWS, ‘Companion (Brown)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
KAWS, ‘Companion (Brown)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
KAWS, ‘Companion (Brown)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions

NOTE: This work is accompanied by a hologram certificate from Medicom Toy. –Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Condition Reports: This work is contained in the original box; one scratch approximately 2-3/4 inches long to the right hip with a related scratch to the right inner wrist; scuffs to the back of the feet.

Signature: Stamped with the artist's name, date, and fabricator to the underside of the feet

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Toy One Company, Hong Kong; Private collection, Asia; Private collection; Christie's Hong Kong, March 23, 2017, lot 27; Private collection, California.

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