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KAWS SMALL LIE Black (Black KAWS Small Lie Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Companion: Black: Among KAWS’s signature “Companions,” Small Lie has the most childlike resonance. Clothed in overall shorts, the Pinocchio-inspired figure bows its he...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Along The Way Black (KAWS Black Along The Way companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Along The Way Companion. New and unopened in its original packaging. The KAWS Along The Way figurine is a rendition of the artist's 2013 eighteen-foot wood sculpture origi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SMALL LIE Brown (brown KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Brown: Among KAWS’s signature “Companions,” Small Lie has the most childlike resonance. Clothed in overall shorts, the Pinocchio-inspired figure bows its head in sham...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Clean Slate Set of 2 (KAWS brown & black clean slate companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Clean Slate: Set of 2 (Brown & Black), each new & unopened in original packaging. A well-received work and variations of KAWS' large scale Clean Slate sculpture - a key highlig...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION (Black)
By KAWS
Located in Englishtown, NJ
Released as part of a Kaws exhibition in 2016. Companion Black Edition. Stamped on foot with Kaws signature and year. Original sealed package as issued. Never opened. Painted cast vi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Paint

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H 11 in. W 5 in. D 3 in.
KAWS Black Companion 2016: set of 2 works (KAWS Companion black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion, Black Flayed & Black full body 2016 (set of 2 individual pieces). Each new and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS black WHAT PARTY (KAWS Companion black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY Black: This KAWS Companion vinyl sculpture features KAWS' signature CHUM character in a sloping position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Companion - Black, 2017 - Painted Cast Vinyl
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new, in its original packaged, never open. Perfect condition. KAWS's cartoonish style—including his best-known characters with X-ed out eyes—has its roots in his ea...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS 2020 Companion (Black): KAWS COMPANION 2020 was created by KAWS to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his signature figure, Companion — and as cultural commentary on a year we...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS black Companion 2016 (black KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Companion 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 Museu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Companion 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 Museu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei) This figurative vinyl sculpture features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. Published by All Rights Reserve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan): This figurative vinyl sculpture features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting position. Published by All Rights Res...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS black companion Taipei)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei) This figurine features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. This figurine was published by All Rights Reserve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SEPARATED black (KAWS black Separated Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SEPARATED COMPANION: New & unopened in its original packaging: This highly collectible black KAWS SEPARATED figure is derived from the Brooklyn based artist’s larger scale sculp...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS TAKE (black KAWS Take companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS TAKE (Black) new & unopened in its original packaging. A standout KAWS Companion figure and variation of KAWS' large scale TAKE sculpture - a key highlight of the exhibition, '...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary 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 Black Companions: set of 4 (KAWS Companion 2016-2019)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2016-2019: A curated set of 4 individual Black KAWS Companions new & unopened in original packaging. KAWS Clean Slate, 2018: 14.25 x 8 x 8 inches. KAWS Black Compan...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary 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 SHARE black (KAWS black share companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SHARE (Black), new & unopened in its original packaging. Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast Resin. 12.4 x 6.3 inches. New, unopened in its original box; excellent condition. From ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS TAKE Companion (black KAWS Take)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS TAKE (Black) new & unopened in its original packaging. A standout KAWS figurative sculpture and variation of KAWS' large scale TAKE sculpture - a key highlight of the exhibitio...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS WHAT PARTY black (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY Black: This KAWS Companion vinyl sculpture features KAWS' signature CHUM character in a sloping position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS GONE Black (KAWS black gone companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE (Black), new & unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale GONE sculpture - a key highlight of KAWS’ recent exhibition, 'KA...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Japan black (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan): This sold out figurine features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting position. This figurine was published by All R...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS Black Flayed Companion (KAWS flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Flayed Companion 2016. A rare, out of print KAWS figurative sculpture new and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibiti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Companions: set of 10 (KAWS Companion 2018-2021)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2018-2021: A curated set of 10 individual Black KAWS Companions new & unopened in original packaging. KAWS Clean Slate, 2018: 14.25 x 8 inches. KAWS Along The Way ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SHARE & KAWS TAKE (set of 2 black KAWS companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SHARE & KAWS TAKE: Set of 2 black KAWS figurative sculptures, each new & unopened in original packaging. Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast Resin (applies to each). SHARE: 12.4 x 6....
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Clean Slate Black (KAWS black clean slate companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Clean Slate (Black), new & unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale Clean Slate sculpture - a key highlight of KAWS’ major mu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Brown Passing Through Companion (KAWS brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Passing Through Companion 2018. New and sealed in its original packaging. The most iconic of KAWS Companions, this Passing Through figure was published by KAWS One, and has sin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday SPACE Companion (KAWS black space holiday)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS:HOLIDAY SPACE (Black), is a celebration of 20 years of the KAWS Companion. Using a sounding balloon, the KAWS:HOLIDAY SPACE was sent up 41.5km into the stratosphere before retun...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Polyurethane

KAWS Small Lie Black (KAWS Small Lie Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Small Lie Companion figure 2017 Medium: Vinyl figurine. Color: Black. Dimensions: 11 × 4.5 × 4.5 inches Unopened; excellent condition Published by Medicom Japan. From an u...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS x Robert Lazzarini, Distorted Companion (Black)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Painted cast vinyl Edition of 1000 (reported) Marked on the base of the feet with the year and Medicom Pristine, some minor imperfections may exist given the nature of the material. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Vinyl

KAWS SHARE Set of 2 (KAWS share companion black & brown)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SHARE: Set of 2; Brown & Black; each new & unopened in its original packaging. Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast Resin. 12.4 x 6.3 inches (applies to each individual). New, unopened...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Flayed Companion (KAWSf layed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Flayed Companion 2016. A rare, out of print KAWS figurative sculpture new and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibiti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS TOGETHER Companion (KAWS Brown Together)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Together 2018 (Brown): In TOGETHER, KAWS’s iconic “Companions” are interlocked, consoling each other in an everlasting hug. KAWS 1st debuted this embracing duo in 2016, presenti...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Along The Way (black KAWS Along The Way companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Along The Way Companion. New and unopened in its original packaging. The KAWS Along The Way figurine is a rendition of the artist's 2013 eighteen-foot wood sculpture origi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS GONE set of 2 (KAWS gone companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE: Set of 2 new & unopened in original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale GONE sculpture - a key highlight of KAWS’ recent exhibition, 'KAWS:...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SEPARATED (set of 2 works; KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SEPARATED (Set of 2 works): each new & unopened in original packaging: These highly collectible KAWS SEPARATED works are derived from the Brooklyn based artist’s larger scale sc...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Flayed Companions 2016: set of 2 (KAWS brown black flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion: Set of 2 (KAWS Black & Brown Flayed). Each, new and sealed in their original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Wh...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SMALL LIE set of 2 works (KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE 2017: Set of 2 works. Each new and sealed in their original packaging. These KAWS figurative pieces are a rendition of Small Lie produced in collaboration with Qatar M...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Along The Way Brown (KAWS brown Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Along The Way Companion. New and unopened in its original box. The KAWS Along The Way figurine is a rendition of the artist's 2013 eighteen-foot wood sculpture originally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Small Lie set of 2 (KAWS Companion set)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Small Lie Companion: Set of 2 works (brown and grey). Each new and sealed in their original packaging. Among KAWS’s signature “Companions,” Small Lie has the most childlike re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Grey Japan Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Grey Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan): This sold out KAWS figurative piece features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting position. Published by All Ri...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020: Complete Set of 3 Works (KAWS 2020 set)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS 2020 Companion: Complete Set of 3 Works: KAWS COMPANION 2020 was created by KAWS to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his signature figure, Companion — and as cultural commen...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Along The Way Brown (KAWS brown Along The Way companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Along The Way Companion. New and unopened in its original box. The KAWS Along The Way figurine is a rendition of the artist's 2013 eighteen-foot wood sculpture originally ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Clean Slate complete set of 3 (KAWS Companion clean slate set)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Clean Slate; Complete Set of 3 (Black, Brown & Grey), new & unopened in their original packaging. A well-received work and variation of Kaws' large scale Together sculpture hel...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SMALL LIE complete set of 3 works (KAWS small lie companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE: Complete Set of Three. Each new and sealed in their original packaging. These KAWS figurative pieces are a rendition of Small Lie produced in collaboration with Qatar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SMALL LIE complete set of 3 works (KAWS small lie companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE: Complete Set of Three. Each new and sealed in their original packaging. These KAWS figurative pieces are a rendition of Small Lie produced in collaboration with Qatar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Dissected Companion Bearbrick set (Red) 400% & 100%
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Painted Cast Vinyl Edition size of 500 (unnumbered, reported) Stamped on the underside of feet 400% figure is excellent condition, some minor imperfections may exist due to the natu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Vinyl

KAWS TOGETHER Black (KAWS Black Together Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Together Companion new in its original packaging: KAWS’ TOGETHER features his iconic “Companions” interlocked in a permanent hug. KAWS first debuted this embracing duo in ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION (Black Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in Englishtown, NJ
Produced in conjunction with the exhibition Where The End Starts Companion Black Flayed edition. Open Edition released in 2016. Stamped Kaws signature on bottom of foot with “Kaws…20...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Color

KAWS Black Flayed Companion (KAWS flayed black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion, Black Flayed 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 A...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Flayed Companion
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion, Black Flayed 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 A...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Flayed Companion
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion, Black Flayed 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 A...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Companion 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 Museu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Together Black (Kaws Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Together Companion new, unopened in its original packaging. Medium: Vinyl & Cast Resin Published by KAWS One and Medicom 2018 10 x 8 x 5 inches (25.4 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm) ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Kaws Passing Through Companion (Black Kaws Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Passing Through Companion (black), 2013 Painted cast vinyl Height: 12.00 in. (30.4cm.) From an edition of 500. New in its original packaging. Excellent condition. More on Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Black Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS black companion Taipei)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei) This figurine features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. This figurine was published by All Rights Reserve...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Together Black (Kaws Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Together Companion new, unopened in its original packaging. Medium: Vinyl & Cast Resin Published by KAWS One and Medicom 2018 10 x 8 x 5 inches (25.4 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm) ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan): This figurative vinyl sculpture features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting position. Published by All Rights Res...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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Kaws Companion Black For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact kaws companion black you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. You can easily find an example made in the Street Art style, while we also have 17 Street Art versions to choose from as well. When looking for the right kaws companion black for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of black, blue, orange and white. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in organic material, resin and paint. A large kaws companion black can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 3 high and 3 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Kaws Companion Black?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a kaws companion black in our inventory may begin at $440 and can go as high as $12,950, while the average can fetch as much as $1,098.

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.

A Close Look at Pop Art Art

Perhaps one of the most influential contemporary-art movements, Pop art emerged in the 1950s. In stark contrast to traditional artistic practice, it drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create paintings and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

Pop art started in Britain as a reaction, both positive and critical, to the period’s consumerism. Its goal was to put popular culture on the same level as so-called high culture.

Richard Hamilton’s 1956 collage Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? is widely believed to have kickstarted this unconventional new style.

Pop art works are distinguished by their bold imagery, bright colors and seemingly commonplace subject matter. Practitioners sought to challenge the status quo, breaking with the perceived elitism of the previously dominant Abstract Expressionism and making statements about current events. Other key characteristics of Pop art include appropriation of imagery and techniques from popular and commercial culture; use of different media and formats; repetition in imagery and iconography; incorporation of mundane objects from advertisements, cartoons and other popular media; hard edges; and ironic and witty treatment of subject matter.

Although British artists launched the movement, they were soon overshadowed by their American counterparts. Pop art is perhaps most closely identified with Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known Pop artists started in commercial art (Warhol made whimsical drawings as a hobby during his early years as a commercial illustrator), a background that helped them in merging high and popular culture.

Roy Lichtenstein was another prominent American Pop artist. Much like Warhol, Lichtenstein drew his subjects from print media, particularly comic strips, producing paintings and sculptures characterized by primary colors, bold outlines and halftone dots, elements appropriated from commercial printing. Recontextualizing a lowbrow image by importing it into a fine-art context was a trademark of his style. Neo-pop artists like Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami further blurred the line between art and popular culture.

Pop art rose to prominence largely through the work of a handful of men creating works that were unemotional and distanced — in other words, stereotypically masculine. However, there were many important female Pop artists, such as Rosalyn Drexler, whose significant contributions to the movement are recognized today. Best known for her work as a playwright and novelist, Drexler also created paintings and collages embodying Pop art themes and stylistic features.

Read more about the history of Pop art and the style’s famous artists, and browse a collection of Pop art prints, photography and other 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.)

On 1stDibs, find a broad range of exceptional sculptures for sale. Browse works by your favorite creator, style, period or other attribute.