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KAWS BFF Black Edition
By KAWS
Located in Washington , DC, DC
KAWS BFF Black Edition
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sculptures

Materials

Paint, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Black Edition
H 13.2 in. W 5.7 in. D 3.3 in.
KAWS BFF Companions: Set of 2 works (KAWS BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Set of 2: New, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Medium: Pain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Companion (Set of 2 works KAWS BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF 2017 (set of 2 individual works): each new, & unopened in original packaging. Standout KAWS Companion figures derived from KAWS’ large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF PLUSH (Black Limited Edition)
By KAWS
Located in Englishtown, NJ
Super soft Kaws BFF Plush. Limited edition of only 3000. Kaws signature stich stamped on bottom of foot. Comes in custom black and pink presentation box. Attached tag is numbered fro...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art More Art

Materials

Polyester

KAWS BFF Vinyl Companions (KAWS Set of 2)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Blue & Pink (set of 2), each new, unopened in original packaging. KAWS BFF is a well-received work and variation of KAWS' large-scale sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Companion (KAWS BFF black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Completel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS BFF Companion (KAWS BFF black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Completel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Pink BFF (KAWS BFF pink)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare KAWS BFF Pink new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Comple...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS BFF Companions (KAWS BFF vinyl Set of 2)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black & Pink BFF (set of 2) new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Pink BFF vinyl (Pink KAWS BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare KAWS BFF Pink new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS’ large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Comple...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS BFF Blue, Best Friend Forever 2017 Figure
By KAWS
Located in Atlanta, GA
Kaws BFF, Best Friend Forever Figure from 2017. New condition still in the package. A great contemporary pop figure by the legendary KAWS. Over a year after the BFF character was re...
Category

2010s Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS GONE & KAWS BFF Companions (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE Black & KAWS Black BFF Companions (set of 2 works 2017-2019): Medium: Vinyl paint & Cast Resin (applies to each work). Published 2017 & 2019, respectively. GONE: 14.25 x ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF set of 3 works (KAWS Pink, Black, Blue BFF)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF 2018: Complete Set of 3 (Pink, Black, and Blue). Each, new/unopened in their original packaging: A highly collectible KAWS Companion set and variation of Kaws' large scale B...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS BFF, Black, 2017
By KAWS
Located in New York, NY
Over a year after the BFF character was revealed at the Central Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, rumors started to swirl that KAWS would be releasing a 13-inch vinyl edition of the much...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS BFF, Black, 2017
H 13 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
KAWS GONE & KAWS BFF Companions (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE Grey & KAWS Pink BFF Companions (set of 2 works 2017-2019): Medium: Vinyl paint & Cast Resin (applies to each work). Published 2017 & 2019, respectively. GONE: 14.25 x 7 i...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS GONE & KAWS BFF Companions (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE Brown & KAWS Blue BFF Companions (set of 2 works 2017-2019): Medium: Vinyl paint & Cast Resin (applies to each work). Published 2017 & 2019, respectively. GONE: 14.25 x 7 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black BFF Companion (KAWS BFF black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture exhibited in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood, Ba...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Blue (KAWS Blue BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF Companion (vinyl), new in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Me...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - BFF - Pink Version _brand new
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black BFF Companion (KAWS BFF black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Completel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Open Edition Vinyl Figure
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Sold in mint condition. Now sold out and highly collectable
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

PVC

KAWS BFF Open Edition Vinyl Figure
H 13.51 in. W 5.01 in. D 3.51 in.
KAWS - BFF - Plush Pink_limited edition
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Fabric

KAWS BFF Blue Companion (KAWS Blue BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF Companion (vinyl), new in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Me...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

BFF Plush (Edition of 3000)
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
KAWS BFF Plush. Limited edition of 3,000. Unumbered. Sold in mint condition and in the original publisher packaging, as issued.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Textile

KAWS WHAT PARTY & KAWS Blue Bff (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY White & Blue BFF Companion, set of 2 works: This set features KAWS Companion vinyl sculpture with KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position and a variation of KAWS'...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Take Figure - Pink Version _BFF Companion
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS: SHARE limited edition screen print - Modern art, Companion & Pink BFF
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
SHARE Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Stonehenge gray paper Edition number: 118/500 Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm Condition: In mint conditions and not framed Observations: Scr...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

Towel Bff
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Kaws, 2006 Towel bff Edition of 500
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Towel Bff
H 9.06 in. W 2.76 in. D 1.97 in.
Towel Bff
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Kaws, 2006 Towel bff Edition of 500
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Towel Bff
H 9.06 in. W 2.76 in. D 1.97 in.
BFF black
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Painted cast vinyl 13 1/2 × 5 in 34.3 × 12.7 cm Sold in mint condition, as issued.
Category

2010s Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

PVC

BFF black
H 13.51 in. W 5.01 in.
BFF - blue
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Painted cast vinyl 13 1/2 × 5 in 34.3 × 12.7 cm
Category

2010s Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

PVC

BFF - blue
H 13.51 in. W 5.01 in.
BFF Plush - pink
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Embroidered ‘KAWS..’ (underside) From a limited edition of 3,000 Polyester Measures 48 x 20 x 12.5 cm. (18 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in) Sold in mint, 'as new' condition.
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Textile

BFF Plush - pink
H 18.9 in. W 7.88 in. D 4.93 in.
BFF Plush - black
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Embroidered ‘KAWS..’ (underside) From a limited edition of 3,000 Polyester Measures 48 x 20 x 12.5 cm. (18 7/8 x 7 7/8 x 4 7/8 in) Sold in mint, 'as new' condition
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Textile

BFF Plush - black
H 18.9 in. W 7.88 in. D 4.93 in.
BFF Plush Doll (Black)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Polyester Edition of 3,000 Numbered on attached swing tag New, as issued, slight abrasion on base of box, this does not effect the figure. Some minor imperfections may exist to the ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Polyester

Bff Black open edition - Mint
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

  • Bff Black open edition - Mint
  • Bff Black open edition - Mint
  • Bff Black open edition - Mint
  • Bff Black open edition - Mint
H 13.19 in. W 5.71 in. D 3.35 in.
Bff Black open edition - Mint
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Medicom Toy, Tokyo
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Bff Black open edition - Mint
H 13.15 in. W 5.71 in. D 3.35 in.
KAWS BFF Companions: Set of 2 works (KAWS BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Set of 2: New, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Medium: Pain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF (Set of 3, Kaws Pink, Black, Blue BFF)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Kaws BFF 2018: Set of 3 (Pink, Black, and Blue). Each, new/unopened in their original packaging: A well-received set of works and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in L...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS Pink BFF Plush (Kaws BFF plush limited edition)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Plush Companion (KAWS Pink BFF Plush) New in its original packaging. As only 3,000 pieces were produced, the pink plush was sought-after and coveted by fans and collectors ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

KAWS BFF Plush: set of 2 (KAWS pink KAWS black BFF)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Companion Plush: Set of 2 (2016 & 2019) Each new in its original packaging. Black created in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Modern Art Mu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Mixed Media

KAWS BFF PLUSH (Black Limited Edition)
By KAWS
Located in Englishtown, NJ
Limited edition of only 3000. Kaws signature stich stamped on bottom of foot. Comes in custom black and pink presentation box. Attached tag is numbered from edition of 3000 and reads...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art More Art

Materials

Polyester

KAWS BFF Blue Companion (KAWS Blue BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF Companion (vinyl), new in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Me...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS: BFF (Blue) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Blue) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medic...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: BFF (Blue) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Blue) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medic...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: BFF (Black) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA sold out
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Black) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medi...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: BFF (Black) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA sold out
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Black) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medi...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: BFF (Black) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA sold out
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Black) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medi...
Category

2010s Other Art Style Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: BFF (Blue) - Original Vinyl Sculpture, Street art, Pop Art. MOMA sold out
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
BFF (Blue) Date of creation: 2018 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Open Size: 33.5 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2018 by KAWS/ORIGINALFAKE & Medic...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS Pink BFF (KAWS Pink BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare KAWS BFF Pink new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Comple...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS Pink BFF
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Kaws Pink BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

  • KAWS Pink BFF
  • KAWS Pink BFF
  • KAWS Pink BFF
  • KAWS Pink BFF
H 13 in. W 5.7 in. D 3.25 in.
Kaws Black BFF (Kaws Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Kaws Black BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

  • Kaws Black BFF (Kaws Companion)
  • Kaws Black BFF (Kaws Companion)
  • Kaws Black BFF (Kaws Companion)
  • Kaws Black BFF (Kaws Companion)
H 13 in. W 5.7 in. D 3.25 in.
KAWS: SHARE limited edition screen print - Modern art, Companion & Pink BFF
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, Madrid
SHARE Date of creation: 2022 Medium: Screen print on Stonehenge gray paper Edition number: 118/500 Size: 50.8 x 40.6 cm Condition: In mint conditions and not framed Observations: Scr...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Prints

Materials

Paper, Screen

KAWS BFF Companion (Set of 2 works KAWS BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF 2017 (set of 2 individual works): each new, & unopened in original packaging. Standout KAWS Companion figures derived from KAWS’ large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Companions: Set of 2 works (KAWS BFF vinyl)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Set of 2: New, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Medium: Pain...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS BFF Vinyl Companions (KAWS Set of 2)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS BFF Blue & Pink (set of 2), each new, unopened in original packaging. KAWS BFF is a well-received work and variation of KAWS' large-scale sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Blue (Kaws BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS BFF Blue (Kaws BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS Pink BFF (KAWS BFF pink)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Rare KAWS BFF Pink new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Comple...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS BFF Blue (Kaws BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

KAWS BFF Blue (Kaws BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF new, unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale BFF sculpture is in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood Completely ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

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Kaws Bff For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact kaws bff you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the Modern style, while we also have 8 Modern versions to choose from as well. Adding a kaws bff to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of black, blue, purple, gray and more. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in organic material, resin and paint. A large kaws bff can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 13 high and 5.01 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Kaws Bff?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a kaws bff in our inventory may begin at $650 and can go as high as $3,475, while the average can fetch as much as $1,025.

KAWS Biography and Important Works

In the beginning, Brian Donnelly was just a kid from Jersey City, New Jersey, who got into the graffiti thing. KAWS was his tag, chosen simply because he liked the way it looked. Today, KAWS’s oeuvre encompasses art toys, sculptures and colorful paintings and prints that appropriate pop phenomena like the Smurfs, the Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants.

In the late 1990s, the artist, a 1996 graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, was making a living as an illustrator for the animation studio Jumbo Pictures. Like young Hansel and Gretel with their trail of crumbs, KAWS would mark the morning route to his downtown Manhattan office with “subvertising,” “interrupting” fashion advertisements by adding his colorful character Bendy, its sinuous length sliding playfully around the likes of a Calvin Klein perfume bottle or supermodel Christy Turlington.

These creations gained a following, to the point where work posted in the morning would disappear by lunchtime. Even in those early days, KAWS was hot on the resale market.

“When I was doing graffiti,” he once explained, “it meant nothing to me to make paintings if I wasn’t reaching people.” Instead of seeking entrée to the elite New York art world (which, frankly, wasn’t looking for a street artist anyway), KAWS moved to Japan, where a flourishing youth culture welcomed visionaries like him.

In 1999, he partnered with Bounty Hunter, a Japanese toy and streetwear brand, to release his first toy. Companion — an eight-inch-tall vinyl reimagining of Mickey Mouse, with a skull-and-crossbones head and trademark XX eyes — debuted with a limited run of 500. It sold out quickly.

Companion was the first of more than 130 toy designs, which came to include such characters as Chum, Blitz, Be@rbrick, BFF and Milo, each immediately recognizable as KAWS figures by their XX eyes. Fans have proved insatiable. In 2017, MoMA’s online store announced the availability of a limited supply of KAWS Companion figures; as avid collectors logged on to stake their claim, the website crashed — multiple times.

Companion is the most visible of the KAWS posse, appearing over the past decade in new postures and combinations in monumental works. These include Along the Way (2013), an 18-foot-tall wooden sculpture of two Companions leaning on each other for support; Together (2016), two Companions in a friendly embrace, which debuted during an exhibition of KAWS’s work at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in Texas; and KAWS:HOLIDAY (2018), a 92-foot-long inflatable Companion floating on its back in Seoul’s Seokchon Lake. The sculptures were re-created as toys, blurring the lines between art and commerce.

KAWS’s visual language may be drawn from cartoons, but his work doesn’t necessarily evoke childlike joy. “My figures are not always reflecting the idealistic cartoon view that I grew up on,” he explains in the catalogue for the Fort Worth exhibition. “Companion is more real in dealing with contemporary human circumstances . . . . I think when I’m making work it also often mirrors what’s going on with me at that time.”

KAWS's résumé reads like a record of major 21st-century pop-culture moments. It includes his work with streetwear brands like A Bathing Ape and Supreme; his design for the cover of Kanye West’s 2008 album, 808s & Heartbreak; and his collaboration with designer Kim Jones on the Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2019 collection, Jones’s debut as the fashion brand’s creative director.

Learn how to spot a fake KAWS art toy, and browse authentic KAWS prints, sculptures and mixed media works on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Sculptures for You

The history of sculpture as we know it is believed to have origins in Ancient Greece, while small sculptural carvings are among the most common examples of prehistoric art. In short, sculpture as a fine art has been with us forever. A powerful three-dimensional means of creative expression, sculpture has long been most frequently associated with religion — consider the limestone Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt — while the tradition of collecting sculpture, which has also been traced back to Greece as well as to China, far precedes the emergence of museums.

Technique and materials in sculpture have changed over time. Stone sculpture, which essentially began as images carved into cave walls, is as old as human civilization itself. The majority of surviving sculpted works from ancient cultures are stone. Traditionally, this material and pottery as well as metalbronze in particular — were among the most common materials associated with this field of visual art. Artists have long sought new ways and materials in order to make sculptures and express their ideas. Material, after all, is the vehicle through which artists express themselves, or at least work out the problems knocking around in their heads. It also allows them to push the boundaries of form, subverting our expectations and upending convention. As an influential sculptor as much as he was a revolutionary painter and printmaker, Pablo Picasso worked with everything from wire to wood to bicycle seats.

If you are a lover of art and antiques or are thinking of bringing a work of sculpture into your home for the first time, there are several details to keep in mind. As with all other works of art, think about what you like. What speaks to you? Visit local galleries and museums. Take in works of public art and art fairs when you can and find out what kind of sculpture you like. When you’ve come to a decision about a specific work, try to find out all you can about the piece, and if you’re not buying from a sculptor directly, work with an art expert to confirm the work’s authenticity.

And when you bring your sculpture home, remember: No matter how big or small your new addition is, it will make a statement in your space. Large- and even medium-sized sculptures can be heavy, so hire some professional art handlers as necessary and find a good place in your home for your piece. Whether you’re installing a towering new figurative sculpture — a colorful character by KAWS or hyperreal work by Carole A. Feuerman, perhaps — or an abstract work by Won Lee, you’ll want the sculpture to be safe from being knocked over. (You’ll find that most sculptures should be displayed at eye level, while some large busts look best from below.)

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