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KAWS Holiday Taipei (KAWS brown Taipei Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown. Takashi Murakami. Banksy.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Bus Stop 2002
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws open edition. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

  • KAWS Bus Stop 2002
  • KAWS Bus Stop 2002
  • KAWS Bus Stop 2002
  • KAWS Bus Stop 2002
H 8.25 in. W 8.25 in. D 3 in.
KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS Grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Banksy. Takashi Murakami.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Taipei grey (KAWS Companion grey)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws Holiday. Takashi Murakami. Banksy.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion Brown (KAWS Brown Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws sculpture. Kaws holiday. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown. Banksy. Takashi
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Japan Holiday Companion (KAWS brown holiday companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
figurative sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion (complete set of 3 KAWS companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws open edition. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws metallic. Banksy. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws metallic. Banksy. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020 (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws metallic. Banksy. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion set of 2 (KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Takashi Murakami. Hebu Brantley. Bearbrick. Banksy
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS COMPANION 2020 (KAWS grey 2020 companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Banksy. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion Set (set of 3 KAWS companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws open edition. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Takashi Murakami.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Japan: set of 2 works (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws grey. Art toy. Bearbrick. Kaws brown. Banksy. Takashi Murakami.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws black. Banksy. Bearbrick. Supreme.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS HOLIDAY Japan (KAWS brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Categories Street Art. Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Japan black (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws black. Black Kaws. Art toy
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

KAWS Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws black. Banksy.
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
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
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 figurative sculpture. Kaws metallic. Banksy. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Grey Japan Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws grey.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Japan complete set of 3 (KAWS Holiday Mount Fuji Japan)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Categories: Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Resting Place. Art toy. Takashi
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS HOLIDAY JAPAN (Set of 4 plates)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws black. Black Kaws. Art toy. Bearbrick
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Lithograph, Screen, Resin, Vinyl

KAWS: HOLIDAY JAPAN Mount Fuji Ceramic Plate Set (Set of 4)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws black. Black Kaws. Art toy. Bearbrick
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

Resting Place - black
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Kaws Painted cast vinyl 9 × 5 1/2 in 22.86 × 14 cm Sold in mint, 'as new' condition, in original
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

PVC

Resting place grey
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

Resting place grey
H 8.67 in. W 7.88 in. D 11.82 in.
Resting Place - grey
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Painted cast vinyl 9 × 5 1/2 in 22.86 × 14 cm Sold in mint, 'as new' condition, in original publisher packaging as issued.
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Resting Place - grey
H 8.98 in. W 5.52 in.
Resting Place - brown
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
Painted cast vinyl 9 × 5 1/2 in 22.86 × 14 cm Sold in mint, 'as new' condition, in original publisher packaging as issued.
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

PVC

Resting Place - brown
H 8.98 in. W 5.52 in.
KAWS, 'Holiday Limited' Art Toy Grey, 2019
By KAWS
Located in New York, NY
January 29th, 2019. Reminiscent of his previous work titled "Resting Place", this seven inch vinyl figure
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS, 'Holiday Limited' Art Toy Grey, 2019
By KAWS
Located in New York, NY
January 29th, 2019. Reminiscent of his previous work titled "Resting Place", this seven inch vinyl figure
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

Mand KAWS Holiday Taipei Vinyl Figure (In Box)
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
previous work titled "Resting Place", this 7 inch vinyl figure features a seated companion in a classic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Plastic, Rubber, PVC, Acrylic

KAWS Japan Holiday Companion (KAWS brown Mount Fuji companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown. Takashi Murakami
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Japan complete set of 3 works (KAWS Mount Fuji Japan)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws grey
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Resting Place Companion 2012 (KAWS Brown Dissected)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Companion: Resting Place (Brown), 2012. Limited edition of 500. Medium: Painted cast vinyl
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
Sculpture. Pop Art. Figurative. Retna. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion plush (KAWS plush grey)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Holiday Plush Companion (KAWS black plush)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Holiday Plush Companion (KAWS black plush)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion Brown (KAWS Brown Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown. Jeff Koons.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Black Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS black companion Taipei)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
sculpture. Kaws open edition. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Japan (KAWS black companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. Kaws figurative sculpture. Kaws Passing Through. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS 2013 Passing Through Companion (Black KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Shepard Fairey. Retna. Hebru Brantley. Kaws resting place. Kaws Star Wars. Kaws Pinnochio. Kaws Companion.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS 2013 Passing Through Companion (Black KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Shepard Fairey. Retna. Hebru Brantley. Kaws resting place. Kaws Star Wars. Kaws Pinnochio. Kaws Companion.
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
Sculpture. Pop Art. Figurative. Retna. Kaws resting place.
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
Sculpture. Pop Art. Figurative. Retna. Kaws resting place.
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
Sculpture. Pop Art. Figurative. Retna. Kaws resting place.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Plush Companion (KAWS plush grey)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Plush Companion (KAWS plush brown)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Holiday Plush Companion (KAWS black plush)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Cotton

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS Grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS Grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion Taipei (KAWS Black Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Taipei Holiday Companion (KAWS Grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS Grey Holiday Taipei (KAWS Companion grey)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
. Kaws Resting Place. Kaws brown.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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Kaws Resting Place For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact kaws resting place you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. You can easily find an example made in the contemporary style, while we also have 5 contemporary versions to choose from as well. On 1stDibs, the right kaws resting place is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, blue, black and orange. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in paint, synthetic resin paint and vinyl paint can add an especially memorable touch.

How Much is a Kaws Resting Place?

The average selling price for a kaws resting place we offer is $995, while they’re typically $360 on the low end and $8,690 for the highest priced.

KAWS for sale on 1stDibs

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, its practitioners drew on imagery from popular culture — comic books, advertising, product packaging and other commercial media — to create original Pop art paintings, prints and sculptures that celebrated ordinary life in the most literal way.

ORIGINS OF POP ART

CHARACTERISTICS OF POP ART 

  • Bold imagery
  • Bright, vivid colors
  • Straightforward concepts
  • Engagement with popular culture 
  • Incorporation of everyday objects from advertisements, cartoons, comic books and other popular mass media

POP ARTISTS TO KNOW

ORIGINAL POP ART ON 1STDIBS

The Pop art movement started in the United Kingdom 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 American Pop artist Andy Warhol, whose clever appropriation of motifs and images helped to transform the artistic style into a lifestyle. Most of the best-known American artists associated with Pop art 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 Pop artist that was active in the United States. 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 the collection of original Pop art paintings, prints, photography and other works for sale on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Figurative Sculptures for You

Figurative sculptures mix reality and imagination, with the most common muse being the human body. Animals are also inspirations for these sculptures, along with forms found in nature.

While figurative sculpture dates back over 35,000 years, the term came into popularity in the 20th century to distinguish it from abstract art. It was aligned with the Expressionist movement in that many of its artists portrayed reality but in a nonnaturalistic and emotional way. In the 1940s, Alberto Giacometti — a Swiss-born artist who was interested in African art, Cubism and Surrealism — created now-iconic representational sculptures of the human figure, and after World War II, figurative sculpture as a movement continued to flourish in Europe.

Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon were some of the leading figurative artists during this period. Artists like Jeff Koons and Maurizio Cattelan propelled the evolution of figurative sculpture into the 21st century.

Figurative sculptures can be whimsical, uncanny and beautiful. Their materials range from stone and wood to metal and delicate ceramics. Even in smaller sizes, the sculptures make bold statements. A bronze sculpture by Salvador Dalí enhances a room; a statuesque bull by Jacques Owczarek depicts strength with its broad chest while its thin legs speak of fragility. Figurative sculptures allow viewers to see what is possible when life is reimagined.

Browse 1stDibs for an extensive collection of figurative sculptures and find the next addition to your collection.

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