KAWS Dissected Companion Black Flayed
- Artist: KAWS
- Medium: Sculpture, Vinyl, Cast Resin, Paint
- Signature: Stamped signature on foot
- Frame: N/A
- Manufacturer: Medicom
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 at the beginning of his career as a street artist in the 1990s, when he began altering found advertisements by incorporating his masterful paintings. Evoking the sensibilities of Pop artists like Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg, KAWS possesses a sophisticated humour 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.