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Kaws reinterprets fine art through a commercial lens, applying his background in street art to clothing design, toy production and brand collaboration. His company, OriginalFake, partnered with Medicom toy in 2012 to create this cast vinyl figure of Companion: Resting Place. This particular version shows KAWS’s trademark character “dissected” to reveal human muscles, organs, and a brain under its cartoon-like exterior. These figurines underscore the balance between the commercial and the artistic, drawing inspiration from the work of Claes Oldenburg, Gerhard Richter and Chuck Close.
This particular figure, from 2010, was acquired by the previous owner from Colette, Paris. It is in excellent condition. It comes in the original box and packaging, and we offer a guarantee of authenticity (please note that as with many other Kaws figures, there are a number of replica/ bootleg/ fake versions on the market that are very good copies but not authentic Kaws figures so should you buy elsewhere, please be careful).
Further images are available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.
Please note that the image used for the purpose of this listing is a stock image – please get in touch to request photos of the actual artwork in stock and for sale, including photos of the original box.