This and That: KAWS and Tom Otterness

by Caleb Bell December 19, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Heads in hands

A large scale fiberglass and metal sculpture of a clown cartoon figure sitting with its hands over its eyes like it is crying.

KAWS, “COMPANION (PASSING THROUGH),” 2010, fiberglass, metal structure, and paint. Installed at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

A large bronze sculpture of a cartoonish figure with its head resting in its hands like it is crying.

Tom Otterness, “Crying Giant,” 2002, bronze. Installed at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, MO.



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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