KAWS, ‘Resting Place Companion’, 2013, Struck Contemporary
KAWS, ‘Resting Place Companion’, 2013, Struck Contemporary
KAWS, ‘Resting Place Companion’, 2013, Struck Contemporary
KAWS, ‘Resting Place Companion’, 2013, Struck Contemporary

This group of three figures each depict KAWS’ signature character, Companion, divided in half and in a sitting, reclined position. Each colorway Companion, black, brown, and grey, is designed in a complementary color scheme as exterior and interior elegantly exist concurrently in a way that distracts from their lurid design. The pieces assert several ideas in a relatively simple form: the temporality of life, the relationship between a brand and its creator, and an inner divide.

Signature: Edition of 500 Mark on bottom of foot

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