'Bus Stop Vol. 1' by KAWS, 2002
Open Edition collab. with Kubrick x Medicom Toy.
100% - 2.8 Inches tall (figure 1)
3.5 x 2 Inches (display)
Collectible painted cast resin designer art figure.
Includes cylindrical clear acrylic display case by Mindzai.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
*Note: As shown with display. Overall good condition.
ABOUT THE ART
Before KAWS was an international superstar, he was a skinny guy named Brian who augmented bus stop advertisements in New York and San Francisco. This was way before “Mr. Brainwash” came on the scene, and it was really pretty revolutionary.
In 2002, Medicom Toy paid homage to this brazen act of advertising subversion with a series of KAWS toys on the Kubrick platform. The Kubricks featured iconic KAWS heads, eyes and designs, but it’s really the bus shelters that made these pieces must haves for your collection. You could say the bus stop toys were ripped straight out of life. They were popular and affordable and didn’t last long.
In New York in the 1990s, the street artist KAWS, alias Brian Donnelly, painted over advertising, replacing famous models on billboards with a fictional cartoon figure with X’s for eyes. This figure with its distinctive face quickly became an audience favourite and the artist’s trademark as it embarked on an unstoppable conquest of the art world. Along the way, the “X X” eyes came to stand for an innovative artistic concept that gripped all of popular culture.
KAWS expanded his repertoire of figures and created 3D versions of them. Today, he is one of the world’s most sought-after artists, and his larger-than-life sculptures gaze out over the world in a number of different places as if they were a physical part of their surroundings. Wherever his works appear or are released in rare editions, art venues and galleries are inundated by buyers and fans.