KAWS, ‘Companions (collection of eight)’, 1999, Wright
KAWS, ‘Companions (collection of eight)’, 1999, Wright

Lot is comprised of eight toys including six Open Edition Companions (three full-body and three flayed) each measuring 10.5 inches tall alongside one BFF MoMA Exclusive and one BFF Black Edition. Signed with printed manufacturer's mark to underside of each example: [Kaws Open Edition Medicom Toy China'.

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