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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 Small Lie Grey (KAWS grey companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Grey: Among KAWS’s signature “Companions,” Small Lie has the most childlike resonance. Clothed in overall shorts, the Pinocchio-inspired figure bows its head in shame ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl, Resin

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

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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 Red Blush companions (complete set of 2 works KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Red Blush Companions: complete set of 2 works: New and sealed in their original packaging. Published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: Where The End Sta...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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 Japan Holiday Companion (KAWS brown Mount Fuji companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown 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 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 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...
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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
KAWS Holiday Companion Japan: Complete Set of 3 (KAWS Mount Fuji): This sold out complete set features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting position. These figurines wer...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Along The Way: complete set of 3 (KAWS Companion Along The Way set)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Along The Way: Complete Set of 3. New and unopened in original packaging. The KAWS Along The Way figurine is a rendition of the artist's 2013 18 foot wood sculpture originally e...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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 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 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 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 Astro Boy Grey Vinyl Figure
By KAWS
Located in Singapore, SG
Artist name: KAWS Title: Astro Boy Size: 38.1 x 16.5 x 12.1cm Medium: Vinyl Figure Edition of 300 Stamped underfoot
Category

2010s Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

  • KAWS Astro Boy Grey Vinyl Figure
  • KAWS Astro Boy Grey Vinyl Figure
  • KAWS Astro Boy Grey Vinyl Figure
  • KAWS Astro Boy Grey Vinyl Figure
H 15.01 in. W 6.5 in. D 4.77 in.
KAWS Pink BFF (KAWS Pink BFF vinyl, KAWS 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 Pop Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

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 SHARE, 20' Open Edition Vinyl Art Toy, Brown/Blue
By KAWS
Located in New York, NY
The ‘KAWS SHARE 20’ is a vinyl art toy in a neutral brown and cobalt blue color scheme made in collaboration with Medicom Toy by KAWSONE. The art toy figure is based on the KAWS inst...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS, 'SHARE' Open Edition Vinyl Art Toy, Brown/Blue, 2020
By KAWS
Located in New York, NY
The ‘KAWS SHARE 20’ is a vinyl art toy in a neutral brown and cobalt blue color scheme made in collaboration with Medicom Toy by KAWSONE. The art toy figure is based on the KAWS inst...
Category

2010s Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS, Companion, Vinyl Sculpture in Grey, 2016
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
KAWS, Companion, Vinyl Sculpture in Grey, 2016 Vinyl sculpture Sold in 'as new' condition, in original publisher packaging. "Kaws" and the date 16 is stamped on the underside of the...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Sculptures

Materials

Resin

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

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Vinyl

KAWS SHARE & KAWS TAKE (set of 2 KAWS companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SHARE (Grey) & KAWS TAKE (Pink): Set of 2 KAWS figurative sculptures, each new & unopened in original packaging. Medium: Painted Vinyl Cast Resin (applies to each). SHARE: 12...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS WHAT PARTY (KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY (yellow): KAWS yellow WHAT PARTY Companion featuring KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural v...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative 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

KAWS, What Party, Vinyl Sculpture in Black, 2020
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
KAWS, What Party, Vinyl Sculpture in Black, 2020 Vinyl sculpture Sold in 'as new' condition. In original publisher packaging (as issued). 11.4 × 5.1 × 3.7 in 28.9 × 13 × 9.5 cm
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Sculptures

Materials

Resin

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 - Holiday UK - Set of 3 Painted Cast Vinyl / Brown, Grey and Black version
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 HOLIDAY Japan (KAWS brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown 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 Contemporary Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Companion (KAWS Black BFF)
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 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 Contemporary 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 WHAT PARTY pink (KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY (pink): KAWS pink WHAT PARTY Companion featuring KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural versi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Blush Companion (KAWS red blush)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Red Blush Companion. 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 Museum...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (Brown KAWS Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Companion, 2016. New and sealed in its original packaging. This classic KAWS figurative sculpture was published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS WHAT PARTY companion (KAWS Chum)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY (orange): KAWS orange WHAT PARTY Companion featuring KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural v...
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 GONE set of 2 (KAWS companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS GONE: Set of 2 (Grey & Brown), new & unopened in their original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale GONE sculpture - a key highlight of KAWS’ re...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS Brown Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Companion, 2016. New and sealed in its original packaging. This classic KAWS figurative sculpture was published by Medicom Japan in conjunction with the exhibition, KAWS: ...
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 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 a everlasting hug. KAWS 1st debuted this embracing duo in 2016, presentin...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Companion 2016 (KAWS grey companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Grey 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 Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion (KAWS brown companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS 'Holiday' Companion This figurine was published by All Rights Reserved to commemorate the debut of a large scale KAWS floating figure for Seoul’s Seokchon Lake during summer 20...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop 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 Holiday Taipei grey (KAWS Companion grey)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Grey Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei) This figurine features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. This figurine was published by All Rights Reserved...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative 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 COMPANION 2020 (KAWS black 2020 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 TAKE Pink (pink KAWS Take companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS TAKE (Pink) figurative sculpture new & unopened in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale TAKE sculpture - a key highlight of the exhib...
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 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 SHARE brown (brown KAWS share companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SHARE (Brown), 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 Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Taipei (KAWS brown Taipei Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Brown Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei) This figurine features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. The piece was published by All Rights Reserved to...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Vinyl

KAWS TAKE set of 3 (KAWS Take companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS TAKE: Complete set of 3 KAWS TAKE Companions new & unopened in original packaging. A well-received KAWS figurative piece & variation of KAWS' large scale TAKE sculpture - a key...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS TOGETHER Companion Grey (KAWS grey together)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS TOGETHER Companion 2018: A rare sealed/unopened example in excellent condition. Medium: Vinyl Paint & Cast Resin. 10 x 8 inches. New/sealed in its original packaging; packagi...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Prints and Multiples

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 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 Holiday Companion (KAWS brown holiday companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS 'Holiday' Companion Seoul: This figurine was published by All Rights Reserved to commemorate the debut of a large scale KAWS floating figure for Seoul’s Seokchon Lake during sum...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Clean Slate Grey (KAWS grey Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Clean Slate Grey, 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 museu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Figurative Sculptures

Materials

Resin, Vinyl

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Kaws Vinyl For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate kaws vinyl for your needs in our varied inventory. There are many Pop Art, Contemporary and Modern versions of these works for sale. On 1stDibs, the right kaws vinyl is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, black, blue and brown. These artworks were handmade with extraordinary care, with artists most often working in paint, synthetic resin paint and vinyl paint. A large kaws vinyl can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller kaws vinyl, measuring 3 high and 1.5 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Kaws Vinyl?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a kaws vinyl in our inventory may begin at $290 and can go as high as $145,000, while the average can fetch as much as $1,281.

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.