Artist: KAWS [Brian Donnelly]
Country of Origin: Japan
Dimensions: 6” H x 10” W x 11.5” D
American artist Brian Donnelly, known as KAWS, began his career adding his graffiti to fashion advertising on NYC bus shelters and phone booths in the 1990s. He has gone on to create a large body of work including paintings and sculpture and collaborations with toy and apparel firms. The Companion figure is a clown-like figure based on Mickey Mouse and to date has been executed in sizes from 5 inches to 50 feet.
This figure commemorates the giant floating KAWS: HOLIDAY’s residencies in Seoul, Taipei and in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in March of 2019. The 37-meter installation featured KAWS’ signature grey Companion with its arms outstretched.
Part of an open edition sold by the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, the figure “floats” in a custom acrylic display.