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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

KAWS Brings His ‘Companion’ Over for Thanksgiving

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Brian Donnelly, the artist who goes by the pseudonym KAWS, first created “Companion”—a black and gray figure that kneels with its hands covering its face and resembles a ghoulish praying clown crossed with a dead Mickey Mouse—as a toy that stands about eight inches high. This was in the late ’90s, when KAWS was tagging advertisements in bus terminals and phone booths. He had the toy produced in an edition of 500 and made them available for sale in the shop at the New Museum, in New York. Read More