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This work is accompanied by a hologram certificate from Medicom Toy. Four Foot Companion is of KAWS's signature style, a soft skull and crossbones with X-ed-out eyes and a cartoonish body. "I was interested in that image 'cause it was limitless in terms of translation: anywhere, in any country, it's …

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Stamped to the underside of the right foot: ©KAWS..07
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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
2018
Sunday MorningGalerist
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

Companion (Grey), 2007

Painted cast vinyl
50 × 22 × 14 in
127 × 55.9 × 35.6 cm
Edition of 100
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Heritage Auctions

This work is accompanied by a hologram certificate from Medicom Toy. Four Foot Companion is of …

Medium
Signature
Stamped to the underside of the right foot: ©KAWS..07
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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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