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KAWS

Tweety (Yellow), 2010

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Details

Lot 40
Painted cast vinyl
9.0 x 6.5 in (22.9 x 16.5 cm)
Limited Edition
Stamped on bottom of foot

Location

This item ships from the United States.


Description

In 2012, KAWS announced that OriginalFake, the brand that functioned as the artist's alternate creative outlet, would produce its final season in 2013. Established in 2006, the brand was a joint venture between the artist, Medicom Toy and NEXUSVII. As the collective streetwear community mourns the loss of such a prolific brand, OriginalFake now releases their own statement in the form of a KAWS Companion toy. Entitled “Tweety” the 9-inch vinyl figurine depicts Tweety Bird, the animated fictional yellow canary from the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of animated cartoons. Here, KAWS has transformed the figure to feature his signature stylings.


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About KAWS

Considered one of the most relevant artists of his generation, KAWS (American, b. 1974) is the pseudonym of Brooklyn-based artist Brian Donnelly. World renowned for his ability to engage audiences outside of museums and galleries, KAWS straddles the line between fine art and global commerce, producing hard-edge paintings, murals, large-scale sculptures, street art, and designed collectibles. A former illustrator at Disney, KAWS regularly draws influence from iconic pop culture characters, infusing them with his own signature style to create bold and playful figures that explore notions of humanity. As seen in his collaborations with global brands, his imagery possesses a sophisticated humor and reveals a thoughtful interplay with consumer products. His work has been exhibited worldwide, even appearing in Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong in 2019, and is highly sought after by collectors both inside and outside the art world.