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KAWS Blush Companion (KAWS Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Red Blush Companion 2016 (KAWS Flayed): New and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at th...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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 Flayed Companions 2016 (set of 3 KAWS Flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion 2016: Set of 3 individual works. KAWS Black Flayed, KAWS Brown Flayed & KAWS Grey Flayed Companions - each, new and sealed in original packaging. Published by ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Grey Flayed Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Grey Flayed Companion, 2016: A standout grey KAWS figurative piece - new/sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: W...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Brown Flayed Companion 2016 (KAWS flayed brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Brown Flayed Companion 2016 (KAWS flayed brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Blush Companion 2016 (KAWS Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blush Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Sculptures

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 Flayed Companions 2016: set of 2 works (KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2016: Set of 2 KAWS Flayed Companions (Brown & Red). Each, new and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: W...
Category

2010s Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion: complete set of 6 (KAWS Flayed KAWS full body 2016)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2016, Complete Set of 6. New and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Modern ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Flayed Companions 2016: complete set of 4 works (KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2016: Complete Set of 4 Flayed Companions. Each, new and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The E...
Category

2010s 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 Brown Companions 2016: set of 2 (KAWS brown flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companions 2016 (Set of 2 works): KAWS Brown Flayed & KAWS Brown full body - each, new and sealed in their original packaging. These iconic KAWS figurative sculptures were publi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Companion Blush (Flayed), 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 Flayed Edition & Companion Edition Vinyl Figure Blush Set Sealed
By KAWS
Located in Atlanta, GA
Yuz Museum, Shanghai proudly announces a major survey exhibition of the work of Brooklyn-based artist KAWS (American, born 1974) on view at Yuz Museum, from March 28 to August 13, 20...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Kaws Blush Set Flayed & Companion YUZ Museum China Decorative Figures Pop Urban
By KAWS
Located in Atlanta, GA
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 a...
Category

2010s Pop Art Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Set of 2 Companion Blush (Flayed) and Companion Blush- 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

Companion Brown (Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Open edition Stamped on the underside of the feet New, as issued. Some minor imperfections may exist due to the nature of the material Sold sealed in the original packaging
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Vinyl

  • Companion Brown (Flayed)
  • Companion Brown (Flayed)
  • Companion Brown (Flayed)
  • Companion Brown (Flayed)
H 11.03 in. W 4.73 in. D 2.76 in.
Companion Blush (Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Open edition Stamped on underside of feet New, as issued. Some minor imperfections may exist due to the nature of the material and the packaging may have some wear Sold in the origin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl, Plastic

Companion Blush (Flayed)
H 11.03 in. W 4.73 in. D 2.76 in.
Companion Mono (Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Open edition Stamped on the underside of feet Excellent, minor production issue with height. Some minor imperfections may exist due to the nature of the material and the packaging ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Vinyl

  • Companion Mono (Flayed)
  • Companion Mono (Flayed)
  • Companion Mono (Flayed)
  • Companion Mono (Flayed)
H 11.03 in. W 4.73 in. D 2.76 in.
Kaws Blush Companion (KAWS Flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blush Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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 Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Companions 2016: set of 2 (KAWS flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion: Set of 2. Each, new and sealed in their original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Mo...
Category

2010s Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companions 2016 (set of 3 KAWS Flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion: Set of 3 Flayed Companions. Each, new and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at t...
Category

2010s 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 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 brown flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS: Companion Flayed (Brown) - Vinyl Sculpture. Urban, Street art, Pop Art.
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, ES
Companion Flayed (Brown) Date of creation: 2016 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Unknown and sold out Size: 28 x 12 x 7 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2016 by K...
Category

2010s Other Art Style Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: Companion Flayed (Black) - Vinyl Sculpture, Urban, Street art, Pop Art
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, ES
Companion Flayed (Black) Date of creation: 2016 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Unknown and sold out Size: 28 x 12 x 7 cm Observations:Vinyl sculpture published in 2016 by KA...
Category

2010s Other Art Style Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: Companion Flayed (Grey) - Design Vinyl Sculpture. Modern, Pop Art, Urban
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, ES
Companion Flayed (Grey) Date of creation: 2016 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Unknown and sold out Size: 28 x 12 x 7 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2016 by KA...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: Companion Flayed (Grey) - Design Vinyl Sculpture. Modern, Pop Art, Urban
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, ES
Companion Flayed (Grey) Date of creation: 2016 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Unknown and sold out Size: 28 x 12 x 7 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2016 by KA...
Category

2010s Modern Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

KAWS: Companion Flayed (Brown) - Vinyl Sculpture. Urban, Street art, Pop Art.
By KAWS
Located in Madrid, ES
Companion Flayed (Brown) Date of creation: 2016 Medium: Sculpture Media: Vinyl Edition: Unknown and sold out Size: 28 x 12 x 7 cm Observations: Vinyl sculpture published in 2016 by K...
Category

2010s Other Art Style Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic

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

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Grey Flayed Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) New in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Modern Art Museum o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Grey Companion (KAWS flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion, 2016 (Grey) 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 Brown Flayed Companion 2016 (KAWS flayed brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companions 2016: set of 2 (KAWS flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Flayed Companion: Set of 2. Each, new and sealed in their original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Mo...
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companions 2016 (set of 3 KAWS Flayed companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion: Set of 3 Flayed Companions. Each, new and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts ...
Category

2010s Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion: complete set of 6 (KAWS Flayed KAWS full body 2016)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion 2016, Complete Set of 6. New and sealed in original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the Modern ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS brown flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
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 brown flayed)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
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 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

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS brown flayed companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Flayed 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 Ar...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Kaws Companion Black Flayed Open Edition
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Kaws Companion Open Edition (Black Flayed). New and sealed in its original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Starts at the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Kaws Flayed For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact kaws flayed you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. In our selection of items, you can find Pop Art examples as well as a Street Art version. When looking for the right kaws flayed for your space, you can search on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of gray, brown, black and orange. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, synthetic resin paint and vinyl paint. A large kaws flayed can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 11 high and 4 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

How Much is a Kaws Flayed?

The price for a kaws flayed in our collection starts at $595 and tops out at $6,950 with the average selling for $1,250.

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. It was the late 1990s, and 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.”

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. His 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 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.