22 June 2010


I am super fond of these vinyl plastic toys designed by Brooklyn, NY artist Kaws, whose real name is Brian Donnelly. The limited edition toys are made by Medicom Toy. The toys were an instant hit with the global art toy-collecting community when they were first introduced. The artist's toys will appear in "Kaws", a solo museum debut at Connecticut's Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum on 27 June. His design brand, Original Fake, features his four foot tall Companion, (shown above), who is available in six different versions. I would love to see one of Kaws' designs randomly introduced as a quirky touch in a contemporary or more traditional home.