Final Days, 2018
Incised with the artist's name and date 'KAWS..17' on the underside of the left foot; further numbered 'XX/25' on the underside of the right foot
From an edition of 25
9 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 6 1/2 inches (24.1 × 21.6 × 16.5 cm.)
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KAWS is a multi-faceted New York-based artist and designer, ranked as a highly influential figure in the contemporary urban art scene. Starting his career in the ‘90s as a freelance animator by day and a graffiti artist by night, he is regarded as one of the most successful cross-over artists of our generation. KAWS has achieved street and gallery accreditation with his distinctive and sophisticated graphics. He is widely recognized for the repeated use of a hybrid cast of well-known cartoons, mascots, and human characters, resulting in the creation of a unique and universal visual language. Collaborating with global brands, KAWS challenges our conception of ‘high’ and ‘low’ art. KAWS has been producing a wide range of collectible vinyl toys since the late ‘90s, which have become a must-have ornament among collectors inside and outside the art world.
A gunmetal-colored bronze statue, Final Days is a monochrome character with KAWS’s signature Xs as eyes. The figure, posing in a whimsical way, appears to the viewer as though it wants to startle them or give them a fright.