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DISTORTED COMPANION BLACK, 2010

Painted Cast Vinyl
7 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 in
19.7 × 12.1 × 5.1 cm
Edition of 1000
This is an editioned multiple.
$2,500 - 5,000
Location
Miami
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About the work

Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. …

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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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Marcel Katz Art
Miami
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-In 2011, Robert Lazzarini, known for manipulating and distorting sculptures, collaborated with …

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-In 2011, Robert Lazzarini, known for manipulating and distorting sculptures, collaborated with KAWS and created Lazzarini's version of the KAWS Companion. The "Distorted Companion" release included the classic Companion colors: brown, black, and grey.

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Opened, includes original box & plastic.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Medicom Toy
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.

Robert Lazzarini
American, b. 1965
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In his unsettling sculptures of distorted objects—including guns, street signs, and windows—Robert Lazzarini pursues his fascination with the way in which such well-worn and common things can become imbued with stories, serving as stand-ins for much larger narratives and the people who use them. Inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark and focused on a distinctly American narrative, he constructs his sculptures out of the same materials as their real world counterparts. For Lazzarini, the history of the object, indicated by the marks of time and wear, relates directly to the people who used it, sometimes violently, others casually. As he explains: “A concern of mine has always been the idea of the historicity of the object. Thinking about the object not as this new or ideal thing but as something that’s lived in the world and has been affected.”

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About the work

Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. …

Read more

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 …

Read more
Marcel Katz Art
Miami
Follow

-In 2011, Robert Lazzarini, known for manipulating and distorting sculptures, collaborated with …

Read more

-In 2011, Robert Lazzarini, known for manipulating and distorting sculptures, collaborated with KAWS and created Lazzarini's version of the KAWS Companion. The "Distorted Companion" release included the classic Companion colors: brown, black, and grey.

Medium
Sculpture
Condition
Opened, includes original box & plastic.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Not included
Manufacturer
Medicom Toy
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.

Robert Lazzarini
American, b. 1965
Follow

In his unsettling sculptures of distorted objects—including guns, street signs, and windows—Robert Lazzarini pursues his fascination with the way in which such well-worn and common things can become imbued with stories, serving as stand-ins for much larger narratives and the people who use them. Inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark and focused on a distinctly American narrative, he constructs his sculptures out of the same materials as their real world counterparts. For Lazzarini, the history of the object, indicated by the marks of time and wear, relates directly to the people who used it, sometimes violently, others casually. As he explains: “A concern of mine has always been the idea of the historicity of the object. Thinking about the object not as this new or ideal thing but as something that’s lived in the world and has been affected.”

DISTORTED COMPANION BLACK, 2010

Painted Cast Vinyl
7 3/4 × 4 3/4 × 2 in
19.7 × 12.1 × 5.1 cm
Edition of 1000
This is an editioned multiple.
$2,500 - 5,000
Location
Miami
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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