Passing Through (Brown), 2013

Design And Decorative Arts

Painted cast vinyl

12.01 x 5.98 x 7.52 in

30.5 x 15.2 x 19.1 cm

Edition of 500

Stamped on underside of feet. Reported edition of 500.

PRICE: $4,843

    About The Work

    In Passing Through, KAWS’s signature “Companion” sits down and covers its eyes in embarrassment. KAWS, invented the pose for his first public sculpture, which debuted in Hong Kong’s Harbour City in 2010. “God if I had to sit out here,” he remembers thinking to himself when he first saw the exhibition site, “I would just be mortified if this many people walked past me.” In this way, Passing Through acts as a self-portrait of the artist as he grapples with worldwide fame. Passing Through has also been exhibited at The Aldrich Museum of Art, the Standard Hotel in New York City, and Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station. In 2013, KAWS reproduced the figure as grey, black, and brown vinyl toys.

    Courtesy of Contemporary Editions

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    From The Magazine

    • Figure in excellent condition, with very minor friction marks on head and base of feet. Some minor imperfections may exist given the nature of the material. Box has some minor wear.
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