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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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Lot 180

KAWS Companion Blush, 2016:
New and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. ThIs figurine has since sold out.

Medium: Vinyl Paint, Cast Resin.
Year: 2016.
Dimensions: 11 × 5 × 3 in (27.9 × 12.7 × …

Medium
Condition
New and sealed in its original packaging.
Signature
Artist stamp underside of foot.
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Companion
Manufacturer
Medicom
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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
2021
Opening of Reflex, theResidence with KAWS, 'Along the Way'Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam
2016
KAWSYorkshire Sculpture Park
KAWS: WHERE THE END STARTSModern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS Flayed Companion (KAWS Flayed Blush Companion), 2016

Vinyl Paint, Cast Resin
11 × 5 × 3 in
27.9 × 12.7 × 7.6 cm
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$675
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Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, spent the first year of his career as an animator for Disney. …

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Lot 180

KAWS Companion Blush, 2016:
New and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in …

Medium
Condition
New and sealed in its original packaging.
Signature
Artist stamp underside of foot.
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Companion
Manufacturer
Medicom
Price ranges of small sculptures by KAWS
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$600–$900
This work
$0
$6,300+
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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