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Holiday (Set of Three), 2019

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Lot 8
Three painted cast vinyl toys
5.5 x 5.0 in (14.0 x 12.7 cm)
Limited Edition


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KAWS' signature Companion commemorates the artist’s largest sculptural project to date. As part of his global tour ‘KAWS: HOLIDAY,’ the American artist erected an inflatable Companion outside of Taipei’s Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. At almost 120 feet long, visitors flocked to catch a glimpse of the cartoon behemoth. To memorialize his monumental endeavor, a trio of smaller Companions were produced. The miniature Companions replicate their larger compatriot’s stance, a languid resting position leaning on gloved hands. The Companion’s signature XX visage and cartoonish ensemble is replicated in colorways of grey, black, and brown.

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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, and is highly sought after by collectors both inside and outside the art world.