That's not actually true. Hirst was sued by a toy manufacturer (Humbrol) for making his sculpture from their design.Sideglide wrote:I didn't like Freeny doing his disected Lego man in the 3 Companion disected colors. Also felt Kaws complaining was a total joke. Then felt miffed after seeing Kaws' disected version is a complete lift off of Hirst disected all the way down to color, head treatment and details of body that are unique to Hirst rather than a science kit.
The thing is, Kaws took Mickey Mouse to make Companion, but he's added a new dimension to it. It's a parody of Mickey Mouse. Freely isn't adding anything to Kaws's designs. He just copied the idea of dissecting a toy character, and now has gone too far by putting his own spin on the very thing he started copying.