The KAWS Companion has become one of the most sought-after collectibles in the world. First introduced as a “thousand-inch toy,” the Companion is now on a world tour and has even been installed in a 36-meter high building in Taiwan. Originally an unknown entity, KAWS has now collaborated with some of the world’s most influential brands. However, the Companion’s cult following is not solely centered around its cute appearance, and some of its fans are skeptical about their meaning.
While many of these oversized pieces have been sold, the Companions have been sold in limited editions. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park has three Companions on sale at a PS160 each, and MoMa is selling all six at a whopping $200 each. Hopefully, you’ll be one of the first to own a Kaws companion flayed open edition vinyl figure brown/grey in person! So, how does this cool toy compare to a live KAWS?
KAWS is known for taking popular cartoon characters and making them his own. He even adapted the Simpsons cast in a series of 2005 acrylic paintings called ‘Kimpsons’. His companions include Snoopy, Goofy, and Homer Simpson. He has even used the iconic comic strip Snoopy to create abstract patterns. KAWS’ work has a long and varied history, spanning decades and continents.
The KAWS Companion’s hybrid characters are unique in that they borrow the aesthetics of traditional cartoons. The artist is an acclaimed animator, and his toy creations are now highly sought-after collectibles. In fact, they are now sold at prices several times higher than the original purchase price. In the case of Companions, they are so collectible that they command resale prices of several thousand dollars.
KAWS’ Companions have a long history and have earned the respect of collectors all over the world. Many of the Companions are ten feet tall and can sell for tens of thousands of dollars. KAWS has also created several limited-edition lines of Companion figures, including a four-foot tall statue. Known as “Companions,” these collectibles are often created with synthetic resin paint and are remarkably accurate replicas of popular cartoon characters.
The price of a Kaws Companion figure can vary greatly, as each figurine has different characteristics. The cheapest Kaws Companion can be sold for $38 USD and the most expensive one can fetch up to $145,000! These pieces have become collector’s items due to the unique style, artistry, and KAWS name. Therefore, these toys and figurines have great potential for appreciation. And despite the high prices, KAWS Companions are an excellent investment in pop culture.
KAWS began his career as a street artist in Jersey City, New Jersey in the early 1990s. Later, he began working as a freelance animator for Disney movies and cult TV shows, including Daria. KAWS’ unique style and edgy take on popular characters have earned him a cult following. Many of his works are massive works of art and have become a huge sensation in the world of pop art.