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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 Flayed Companion 2016:
Set of 3 KAWS Flayed Companions. Each, 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 in 2016. These figurines have long since sold out.

Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast …

Medium
Condition
New in original packaging
Signature
Stamped on underside of foot (applies to each)
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Flayed 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 set 2016 (set of 3 KAWS Flayed companions), 2016

Cast Resin, Painted Vinyl
11 × 5 × 3 in
27.9 × 12.7 × 7.6 cm
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$4,400
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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 Flayed Companion 2016:
Set of 3 KAWS Flayed Companions. Each, new and sealed in its original …

Medium
Condition
New in original packaging
Signature
Stamped on underside of foot (applies to each)
Frame
Not included
Series
KAWS Flayed Companion
Manufacturer
Medicom
Image rights
Listing images copyright Lot 180 LLC
Price ranges of small sculptures by KAWS
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$4,200–$4,500
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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