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KAWS

COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), 2011

Painted bronze
47 1/10 × 31 2/5 × 28 in
119.7 × 79.7 × 71.1 cm
Edition 8/10 + 2AP
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P
Phillips

This work is number 8 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a …

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This work is number 8 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Seated with eyes covered, head resting in hands, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), 2011, captures KAWS’ signature COMPANION figure in an isolated state of introspection. Conjuring …

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Signature
Signed, numbered and dated "KAWS..11 #8/10" on the underside of the figure's left foot
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.

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About the work
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P
Phillips

This work is number 8 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a …

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This work is number 8 from an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Seated with eyes covered, head resting in hands, COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH), 2011, captures KAWS’ signature COMPANION figure in an isolated state of introspection. Conjuring …

Read more
Signature
Signed, numbered and dated "KAWS..11 #8/10" on the underside of the figure's left foot
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 (PASSING THROUGH), 2011

Painted bronze
47 1/10 × 31 2/5 × 28 in
119.7 × 79.7 × 71.1 cm
Edition 8/10 + 2AP
Bidding closed
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