In Passing Through, KAWS’s signature “Companion” sits down and covers its eyes in embarrassment. KAWS invented the pose for his first public sculpture, which debuted in Hong Kong’s Harbour City in 2010. “God if I had to sit out here,” he remembers thinking to himself when he first saw the exhibition site, “I would …

This piece was released by KAWS as the smaller, open editioned version of his previous limited edition release "Passing Through" with similar packaging stylings of the BFF and Companion releases.

Medium
Condition
Brand new and sealed in the original packaging.
Signature
Sticker label, not signed
Frame
Not included
KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS, born Brian Donnelly, straddles the worlds of art and design with a prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to merchandise, furniture, and toys. Much of it centers on Companion, a depressed Mickey Mouse–like character with X’s for eyes. KAWS got his start as a street artist in the late ’90s. His practice has earned him major shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, among other institutions. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS embraces frequent brand collaborations and addresses the intersection of art and commerce with a playful sense of humor. His work has fetched eight figures on the secondary market.

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

PASSING THROUGH BLACK (OPEN EDITION), 2018

Vinyl, Paint
8 × 3 19/50 × 5 13/100 in
20.3 × 8.6 × 13 cm
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In Passing Through, KAWS’s signature “Companion” sits down and covers its eyes in embarrassment. …

This piece was released by KAWS as the smaller, open editioned version of his previous limited …

Medium
Condition
Brand new and sealed in the original packaging.
Signature
Sticker label, not signed
Frame
Not included
KAWS
American, b. 1974

KAWS, born Brian Donnelly, straddles the worlds of art and design with a prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to merchandise, furniture, and toys. Much of it centers on Companion, a depressed Mickey Mouse–like character with X’s for eyes. KAWS got his start as a street artist in the late ’90s. His practice has earned him major shows at the Brooklyn Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, among other institutions. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS embraces frequent brand collaborations and addresses the intersection of art and commerce with a playful sense of humor. His work has fetched eight figures on the secondary market.

High auction record
HK$116.0m, Sotheby's, 2019
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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