For those who are fascinated by sad clowns, these tearful clown figurines are a darkly grim collector's item. Created in massive quantities for an art exhibit at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, these KAWS 'Passing Through' Companion clown figurines are sadly cheerless.
With a cartoonish design, these clown figurines feature a sad sculpted body sitting shirtless on a tiny wooden box. With an over-sized head and curly clown side hair, these sad clown figurines sit hunched over with their hands covering their 'X' eyes, as if in the middle of crying. These clown figurines also seem to take design inspiration from Disney's famous Mickey Mouse for the gloves and comically large round shoes. They are available in several color schemes including blue and gray, gray and green and all black.
The KAWS 'Passing Through' Companions, despite their depressing appearance, are extremely popular have been made into key chains and featured on t-shirts.