KAWS created his artistic name by selecting random letters he liked. His graffiti, paintings and screen prints are remarkable, but his sculptures – distinguish him from the rest. Among his 3D works KAWS companions are the ultimate pop icon. They come in different versions, materials and sizes, but two things encompass all: they embody mixture of animation and frequent needs of commerce culture; and provoke questions. Those statues range from few inches to ten meters tall and are exposed in art-galleries, museums, squares, parks, airports and similar public spaces all around the world. If you are into expensive toys you can buy them in vinyl stores or online.
So what is the meaning behind? Is the Mickey Mouse alike statue sad because art has become global commerce? What his crossed eyes represent? Do you appreciate this sculpture or find it grotesque? Do you have favorite version? Is it only funny?
You don’t have to answer those questions immediately. Firstly check the photos bellow.
However, whatever your impression is …thanks to his Companion KAWS is eminent pop-artist of today.