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KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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 creates all kinds of art — there are KAWS figures and toys, sculptures and colorful drawings, 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 KAWS statues and other 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.

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Artist: KAWS
KAWS SMALL LIE Brown & KAWS Along The Way Brown (2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Companion & KAWS Along The Way Brown (2 works): This curated grouping features two of KAWS' iconic pieces: KAWS’s Small Lie features the Pinocchio-inspired figure bows...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS WHAT PARTY white (KAWS white what party)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY Companion: This KAWS Companion vinyl sculpture features KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS UK Holiday Companion Black
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS: HOLIDAY United Kingdom Black (KAWS UK): KAWS' signature character COMPANION presented in an upright standing position with its eyes covered. New in thei...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

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 ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

KAWS WHAT PARTY set of 2 works (KAWS Companion set)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS WHAT PARTY (Set of 2 works: pink & yellow) 2 individual KAWS Companions featuring KAWS' CHUM character in a hunched position. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

KAWS - Gone - Grey Version - collectible PopArt
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
KAWS Gone- Grey version New on its original packaging. Medium: Vinyl & Cast Resin
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Along The Way - Black Version - brand new
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
KAWS Along The Way - Black version New & unopened in its original packaging. Medium: Vinyl & Cast Resin Provenance: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, 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 6.3 inches. TAKE: 13.4 x 6 inches. Condition: New, unopened in original box; excellent condition (applies to each). Each from a sold out edition of unknown. Stamped on the underside of each foot. Shipped securely from New York. KAWS uses two of his characters here to convey opposing human attitudes. In the sculpture TAKE, the BFF holds a child Companion defensively, pulling it back in a gesture of mistrust as if to prevent someone else from touching it; the child cowed looks to the ground, the fear is transferred. In SHARE, the Companion is secure and looks outward, holding but not attached to the toy in its hand. KAWS’ figures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

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 commemora...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Small Lie - Brown Version
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
In December 2017, KAWS released a new version of his classic companion character, titled "Small Lie". The figure features the companion slumped over in what appears to be a disappoin...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS, The Promise (Grey), 2022
By KAWS
Located in Manchester, GB
Painted vinyl sculpture, in grey colourway From the Companion Series. 34 x 16 x 24 cm (13.39 x 6.30 x 9.45 inches⁣) Mint condition in the original box
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2010s Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl

KAWS, The Promise (Brown), 2022
By KAWS
Located in Manchester, GB
Painted vinyl sculpture, in brown colourway From the Companion Series. 34 x 16 x 24 cm (13.39 x 6.30 x 9.45 inches⁣) Mint condition in the original box
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2010s Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl

Spencer - Kaws - 4 Foot Companion (Black)
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Includes all original packaging in excellent condition. Certificat Galerie + Artiste.
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic, Vinyl

Spencer - Kaws Companion (Karimoku Wood Version) 2011
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Edition of 100. Includes all original packaging in excellent condition. Certificat Galerie + Artiste.
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Kaws Pinocchio (Karimoku Wood Version)
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Edition of 100. Includes original wood crate and COA from publisher. Certificat Galerie + Artiste.
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2010s KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

CHUM - 20th Anniversary, Pink
By KAWS
Located in London, GB
David Shrigley’s work is a brilliant blend of wit and simplicity, capturing profound truths through quirky, humorous art. His unique style, characterised by bold lines and playful, o...
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2010s Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Taipei & KAWS Holiday Singapore (2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Taipei & KAWS Holiday Singapore: A curated set of 2 KAWS Holiday figures featuring KAWS Companion in two distinctive positions. Each piece was published by the art...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl

KAWS What Party KAWS Chum (2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS What Party & Chum (2 works): Two individual KAWS Companions featuring the classic KAWS CHUM character. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural versio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS CHUM white (KAWS Chum Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS CHUM Companion 2022 (white): Published by KAWS to commemorate the 20th anniversary of his famed KAWS’ Chum character; "I can remember clearly packing and shipping the first CHUM...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS What Party & Chum (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS What Party & Chum (set of 2 works): Two individual KAWS Companions featuring the classic KAWS CHUM character. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS UK Holiday & KAWS Passing through (set of 2 KAWS companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS UK Holiday Companion Brown & KAWS Passing through: 2 works: KAWS UK Holiday: KAWS' signature character COMPANION presented in an upright and seated position with its eyes covered. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ large sculptures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SMALL LIE Grey & KAWS Along The Way Grey (set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS SMALL LIE Companion & KAWS Along The Way Grey (2 works): This curated grouping features two of KAWS' most iconic pieces: KAWS’s Small Lie features the Pinocchio-inspired figure ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS CHUM & KAWS What Party (set of 6 KAWS Companions)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS CHUM & What Party: a curated set of 6 works: This KAWS CHUM & What Party Companion grouping features KAWS' CHUM character in a confident and slouched position in 3 mirroring col...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS BFF Companion (KAWS Blue BFF Companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Blue BFF Companion (vinyl), new in its original packaging. A well-received work and variation of KAWS' large scale BFF sculpture in Los Angeles's Playa Vista neighborhood. Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS SEPARATED grey (KAWS 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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

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: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Clean Slate - Grey Version - brand new
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
KAWS Clean Slate (Grey), new & unopened in its original packaging. Sold Out after the artist's retrospect exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Medium: Vinyl & Cast Res...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS KACHAMUKKU Companion
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Kachamukku 2022: KAWS Kachamukku was born out of a unique collaboration between KAWS and the popular children’s Japanese Sesame Street equivalent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS What Party KAWS Chum (KAWS companion set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS What Party & Chum (set of 2 works): Two individual KAWS Companions featuring the classic KAWS CHUM character. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptural...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS What Party KAWS Chum (KAWS set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS What Party & Chum (set of 2 works): Two individual KAWS Companions featuring the classic KAWS' CHUM character. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS What Party KAWS Chum (KAWS companion set of 2 works)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS What Party & Chum (set of 2 works): Two individual KAWS Companions featuring the classic KAWS CHUM character. Published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ larger scale sculptura...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

Kaws Monsters Fruit Brute
By KAWS
Located in Central, HK
KAWS x Medicom Toy Kaws Monsters Fruit Brute, 2024 Vinyl 11 × 9 2/5 × 7 9/10 in 28 × 24 × 20 cm From an unknown edition
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2010s KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

KAWS Taipei black (KAWS Holiday Taipei)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Black Holiday Companion (KAWS Taipei): This figure features KAWS' signature character COMPANION in a resting seated position. KAWS Holiday Taipei was published in 2019 to commem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Resin

Kaws Monsters Count Chocula
By KAWS
Located in Central, HK
KAWS x Medicom Toy Kaws Monsters Count Chocula, 2024 Vinyl 11 × 9 2/5 × 7 9/10 in 28 × 24 × 20 cm From an unknown edition
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2010s KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

KAWS Together Companion: Set of 2 (Brown & Black)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Together 2018: Set of 2 (Brown & Black): In KAWS TOGETHER, KAWS’s iconic “Companions” are interlocked, consoling each other in an everlasting hug. KAWS 1st debuted this embracin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

Kaws Monsters Boo Berry
By KAWS
Located in Central, HK
KAWS x Medicom Toy Kaws Monsters Boo Berry, 2024 Vinyl 11 × 9 2/5 × 7 9/10 in 28 × 24 × 20 cm From an unknown edition
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2010s KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic

KAWS The Promise (KAWS The Promise brown)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS The Promise (brown): A unique KAWS Companion featuring a blue & green globe being affectionately shared between parent & child. This timeless, highly collectible KAWS art toy was published on the occasion of: The Promise art installation at Dadu, Children’s Museum of Qatar. The larger artwork was installed on November 21, amid the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 festivities. Medium: Vinyl, paint. 2022. Dimensions: 13.39 × 6.3 x 9.45 inches. New and accompanied by original packaging. Never displayed. Stamped on the underside from a sold out edition of unknown. We are a trusted leading seller in this category. Shipped securely from New York. We are a leading seller in this category, also specializing in Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol & more. 1stDibs seller since 2016. More on KAWS: KAWS is an American graffiti artist and designer known for his toys, paintings, and prints. Born Brian Donnelly on November 4, 1974 in Jersey City, NJ, KAWS graduated with a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York and went on to work in animation. “When your whole art is based on the lettering you choose, you kinda figure out what ones work together. I just liked the shapes of the k, a, w, s,” he explained of his moniker. Having started as a graffiti artist in New York in the early 1990s, KAWS began reworking advertisements in his distinctive style. Pop Art and culture permeate his cartoonish Companion series of figurines, which bear a resemblance to the works of Takashi Murakami. KAWS worked together with Nike in 2017 to produce an Air Jordan 4 shoe and has done multiple collaborations with the clothing brand Uniqlo, continuing to blur the boundaries between fine and commercial art. The artist is also known for his large scale public installations, such as 2019’s KAWS: Holiday which was installed in the Hong Kong harbor during Basel Hong Kong. In 2019, THE KAWS ALBUM (2005) sold at auction for a record $14.8 million, breaking his previous record of $2.7 million which was set in 2018. This work is a take on the Beatles' famous 1967 album cover for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, but instead replaced with characters from The Simpsons with the artist's signature Xs drawn across their eyes and skull. After years in the industry, KAWS gained approval from his peers in the street art world and more recently prestige from the museum and gallery worlds. Today, his work can be found in the collections at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Rosenblum Collection in Paris. KAWS currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Related Categories: Banksy. Shepard Fairey. Damien Hirst. Pop Art. KAWS sculpture. KAWS brown. KAWS promise...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Take Figure - Pink Version _BFF Companion
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Changbai KAWS Singapore set of 2 works (KAWS holiday)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Changbai & KAWS Singapore brown: set of 2 works: A set of 2 KAWS Holiday Companions, published on the occasion(s) of the debut of KAWS' larger-scal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Take Figure - Blue Version _BFF Companion
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Companion set (KAWS plush holiday complete set of 3)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Plush Holiday Companion Set of 3: These 20" figurines were published to commemorate the debut of KAWS’ floating art piece in Hong Kong during Hong Kong Art Basel 2019. Each new...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Cotton

Take (Black) KAWS Sculpture Black Contemporary Modern Art Design
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Painted cast vinyl Open edition Stamped on the underside of the feet New, as issued. Some minor imperfections may exist given the nature of the material Comes in the original box
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Plastic

KAWS - Gone - Brown Version - collectible PopArt
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
KAWS Gone- Brown version New on its original packaging. Medium: Vinyl & Cast Resin
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Take Figure - Black Version _BFF Companion
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. Several months after releasing the KAWS Share Figure in February, the artist released his long anticipated KAWS Take Figure. The fig...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS - Share Figure - Brown Version _Brand new collectible
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
This is a brand new piece in perfect condition. KAWS SHARE (Brown version), new & unopened in its original packaging: KAWS SHARE first appeared in 'BLACKOUT' – the first London sol...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS UK Holiday Companion Brown (KAWS holiday)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS: HOLIDAY United Kingdom Brown (KAWS UK): KAWS' signature character COMPANION presented in an upright standing position with its eyes covered. New in their original packaging - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

Bearbrick Kaws Grey 1000%
By KAWS
Located in PARIS, FR
Kaws' first 1000% Bearbrick, his iconic "companion". Produced by medicom toys in 2002.
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Early 2000s Abstract KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl

Cat Teeth Bank (Orange)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Painted Cast Vinyl Edition of 400 (unnumbered, reported) Stamped on base Excellent, in very good condition overall with minor blemishes to the vinyl as per usual with works of this m...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Vinyl, Plastic

KAWS FAMILY (grey KAWS Family companion)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS FAMILY 2021: A well-received work and variation of KAWS' larger FAMILY sculpture - this highly collectible KAWS Companion set was published on the occ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

HOLIDAY INDONESIA - ACCOMPLICE Figure (Black)
By KAWS
Located in Dallas, TX
KAWS:HOLIDAY KAWS:HOLIDAY INDONESIA - Figure (Black) SPECIFICATION • Material: Vinyl • Dimension: L11.5 inches • Certificated NFC chip of authenticity For this tenth stop on the tou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Plastic, Rubber, PVC, Paint

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...
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2010s Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

KAWS Holiday Indonesia: set of 2 works (KAWS Indonesia)
By KAWS
Located in NEW YORK, NY
KAWS Holiday Indonesia: complete set of 2 works (KAWS Indonesia): These figurative vinyl sculptures feature KAWS' Accomplice character in a resting position; published on the occasio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Resin, Vinyl

BFF Plush Doll (Black)
By KAWS
Located in Bristol, GB
Polyester Edition of 3,000 Numbered on attached swing tag New, as issued, slight abrasion on base of box, this does not effect the figure. Some minor imperfections may exist to the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary KAWS Figurative Sculptures

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Polyester

Kaws figurative sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a wide variety of authentic KAWS figurative sculptures available for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing the collection of figurative sculptures to introduce a pop of color in a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of blue, pink, red and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by KAWS in paint, synthetic resin paint, vinyl paint and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 21st century and contemporary and is mostly associated with the Pop Art style. Not every interior allows for large KAWS figurative sculptures, so small editions measuring 2 inches across are available. Customers who are interested in this artist might also find the work of Hebru Brantley, Betsy Enzensberger, and Margaret Roleke. KAWS figurative sculptures prices can differ depending upon medium, time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $360 and tops out at $32,000, while the average work can sell for $1,600.
Questions About KAWS Figurative Sculptures
  • Irena Orlov ArtMarch 1, 2021
    Kaws' Companion is a clown-like figure based on a Mickey Mouse with X-ed out eyes.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A KAWS figure is a toy or figurine comparable to an action figure, created by the American artist, Brian Donnelly, who is known professionally as KAWS. Called ‘companions’, the figures are in KAWS’ signature style, and monster-size versions have been seen everywhere from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Shop a selection of KAWS pieces from some of the world’s top art dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 27, 2024
    What is so special about KAWS is that the American artist creates imaginative pieces that appropriate pop phenomena like the Smurfs, the Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants. He is particularly well known for his toys, including his debut figure, Companion, inspired by Mickey Mouse. He has also teamed up with streetwear brands like A Bathing Ape and Supreme and collaborated with designer Kim Jones on the Dior Homme Spring/Summer 2019 collection. Find a range of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    KAWS is famous for producing figures, toys, sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints that borrow from pop culture phenomena like the Smurfs, the Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants. In 1999, he partnered with Bounty Hunter, a Japanese toy and streetwear brand, to release his first toy. Called Companion, it was an 8-inch-tall vinyl reimagining of Mickey Mouse, with a skull-and-crossbones head and XX eyes. Companion debuted with a limited run of 500 and sold out quickly. The piece was the first of more than 130 toy designs by KAWS, which came to include such characters as Chum, Blitz, Be@rbrick, BFF and Milo, each immediately recognizable as KAWS figures by their XX eyes. Explore a selection of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    The word KAWS means an American artist. Born Brian Donnelly, KAWS adopted the name when he was active as a graffiti artist in New Jersey and New York. In interviews, he has explained that KAWS has no particular meaning to him. He simply chose the name because he liked how the characters looked. He is most well known for his line of whimsical figures with double-X eyes. Explore a range of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 14, 2024
    There is no owner of KAWS. KAWS is not a company or a business; it is the name of artist Brian Donnelly. He got his start as a graffiti artist in New Jersey and used the tag KAWS to sign his work because he liked the way it looked. Today, KAWS creates all kinds of art. There are KAWS figures and toys, sculptures and colorful drawings, paintings and prints that appropriate pop culture phenomena like the Smurfs, the Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants. Shop a variety of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    No, Bearbrick and KAWS are not the same. However, they have collaborated with one another many times. KAWS is the pseudonym of the artist Brian Donnelly, while Bearbrick is a brand of collectible designer toys produced by the Japanese company MediCom Toy Incorporated. On 1stDibs, find a variety of KAWS art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    KAWS art is the general term for works created by the American artist KAWS. He is best known for his more than 130 toy designs, which include such characters as Chum, Blitz, Be@rbrick, BFF and Milo, each immediately recognizable as his work by their XX eyes. In addition, KAWS produces sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints. On 1stDibs, shop a range of KAWS art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    KAWS doesn't stand for anything, as the name is not an abbreviation. Rather, it is the artistic alias of Brian Donnelly. The name dates back to the start of his career, when he was a street artist known by his tag, KAWS. In interviews, Donnelly has explained that he chose the name KAWS simply because he likes how it looks. Shop a collection of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, KAWS are always produced in limited edition runs. KAWS is a New York-based artist who designs limited edition toys and clothing. He is known for creating figurines that mix both high- and low-brow art. Widely popular with pop culture enthusiasts and collectors, KAWS art can only be found through select retailers. Find a range of KAWS art for sale on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    KAWS is an American artist, toy and clothing designer. Born in New Jersey under the name Brian Donnelly, he became interested in graffiti very early on. He earned a BFA and began working for Disney. His artwork gained popularity and he began traveling and designing toys and clothing while continuing art and sculptures. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 25, 2024
    The artist behind KAWS is Brian Donnelly. As a kid in Jersey City, New Jersey, he got into graffiti art, using KAWS as his tag. Today, KAWS creates a diverse range of art and design objects. There are KAWS figures and toys, sculptures, colorful drawings, paintings and prints that appropriate pop phenomena like the Smurfs, the Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants. On 1stDibs, shop a range of KAWS art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A KAWS FAMILY set is a collection of four sculptures created by artist Brian “KAWS” Donnelly that come in a set. The term family refers to the fact that the set comprises two large and two small figures, so side by side, they resemble parents and children. Donnelly released the sets on September 13, 2021, in an assortment of colorways. On 1stDibs, find a selection of authentic KAWS sculptures.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2024
    What KAWS’s art means is open to interpretation. 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. Companion is now the most visible of the KAWS posse, appearing over the past decade in new postures and combinations in monumental works. 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 explained in the catalogue for an exhibition at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, in Texas. “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.” On 1stDibs, find a diverse assortment of KAWS art.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, artist Brian Donnelly, known professionally as KAWS, does make his own art. He admits he has a regimented schedule now that he has children, and finds that this has made him more productive, allowing him to focus on sculptures and paintings in the mornings. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    The most popular KAWS art is a topic that is open to debate. However, his first-ever toy design is a favorite among collectors. Called COMPANION, it is an eight-inch-tall vinyl reimagining of Mickey Mouse with a skull-and-crossbones head and trademark XX eyes. COMPANION debuted with a limited run of 500 and sold out quickly. Find an assortment of KAWS figures on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 16, 2024
    KAWS uses acrylic paint for many of his works. The artist has said in the past that he has custom paints produced for him by the company Golden. When painting his figurines, KAWS uses a technique that makes the brushstrokes virtually invisible. Find a variety of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 3, 2024
    How KAWS makes his sculptures varies. The New Jersey-born artist Brian “KAWS” Donnelly works with a variety of materials, including fiberglass, wood and bronze. By mixing up his techniques and experimenting with different mediums, KAWS can incorporate various colors and textures into his sculptures, figures and toys, and continues to innovate his practice.

    In 1999, KAWS partnered with Bounty Hunter, a Japanese toy and streetwear brand, to release his first toy. 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 (and counterfeiters have since taken notice).

    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.

    Find authentic KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    KAWS is so popular in China because his artwork appeals to a young demographic that is interested in the bold yet playful style of his figurines, toys, sculptures, prints and other works. The unique street art style of KAWS’s works has broad appeal beyond China as well. His pieces that appropriate elements of pop culture, such as SpongeBob Squarepants and The Simpsons, are especially famous. Shop a wide variety of KAWS art on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The KAWS Take open edition is a type of vinyl figurine sold as a decorative object or work of art. Arton Contemporary produces the figurines in limited quantities. The open edition Take debuted in 2020. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of KAWS art.

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