Title: Four Foot Dissected Companion (Grey)
Size: 50 x 22 x 14 Inches
Medium: Painted Cast Vinyl
Edition: of 100
Notes: Stamped with the artist's name and date "© KAWS..09" on the underside of the right foot. Further stamped with the date and fabricator "Medicom Toy 2009" on the underside of the left foot. Executed in 2009, this work is from an unnumbered edition of 100.
KAWS is a multi-faceted artist straddling the worlds of art and design in his prolific body of work that ranges from paintings, murals, and large-scale sculptures to product design and toy-making. His iconic “XX” signature has its roots in the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his own masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humor and thoughtful interplay with consumer products and collaborations with global brands. He often draws inspiration and appropriates from popular culture animations to form a unique artistic vocabulary and influential cast of hybrid cartoon and human characters.