Fans of the KAWS figurines are going to love this.
American artist and designer, Brian Donnelly — better known for his moniker Kaws — is one of the most celebrated artists today. His exhibition titled ‘KAWS:ALONG THE WAY’ at the Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) event has attracted thousands of visitors.
This highly-anticipated exhibition showcases Donnelly’s decade worth of work, featuring 37 of his most iconic paintings and sculptures. In addition to his exhibition, he also unveiled the largest Kaws companion installation ever made, measuring up to 37 metres long. It floats on the waters of Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong and has made waves on social media.
He started designing toy figures with Japanese brand Bounty Hunter in the late 1990s and soon after, started working on big projects with Nike, Supreme and Comme des Garçons. Recently he also worked on a Uniqlo x Sesame Street collaboration that launched a collection of plush toys.
Through the years, his body of work has attracted a list of celebrity collectors such as Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. He has become so sought after that some of his Kaws figurines can fetch as much as ten times on the resale market-leading observers to note that some pieces can be worthy investments.
This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore
Launched in 2017, this 12-inch Companion vinyl figurine is available in five different colours: black, blue, pink, yellow and red. The pink version made its grand appearance on the campaign shot of Dior’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection and is currently priced at USD$312.98 (approx. RM1,293.70).
This Companion Umbrella is part of the merchandise drop marking the “KAWS:HOLIDAY” installation exhibit. The print features the Kaws Companion character floating on the surface of the umbrella. This exclusive limited-edition umbrella is priced at USD$135 (approx. RM558).