KAWS

Kaws

New York Artist
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Date of Birth 1974
Industries Art
Headquarter Jersey City, New Jersey
KAWS (Brian Donnelly) is a New York-based pop artist and designer known for his signature limited edition vinyl toys. KAWS started off his career as a Graffiti artist, and his creations are recognised on billboards, bus stops, and phone booths. KAWS has designed and collaborated with the likes of Original Fake, A Bathing Ape, Undercover, Medicom Toy, Supreme, Nike, Comme des Garcons, NIGO, Jun Takahashi and Michael “Mic” Neumann.

1999

KAWS began marking his renowned limited-edition figurines for Bounty Hunter
Opportunity to design and produce limited edition vinyl toys

2006

Partnered with Medicom Toy to create OriginalFake

2012

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade KAWS Balloon

2013

KAWS’ MTV Moonman for 2013 VMAs

2015

Snoopy-inspired prints in Art Basel in Miami, and cover for W Magazine’s Art edition
KAWS Teases New Vinyl Figure for Upcoming NGV Melbourne Show
Arts

KAWS Teases New Vinyl Figure for Upcoming NGV Melbourne Show

Coming to the design store soon.

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Best Art Drops: KRINK x Modernica, KAWS 'Beautiful Losers' Poster & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: KRINK x Modernica, KAWS 'Beautiful Losers' Poster & More

Including a Basquiat collaboration from the Brant Foundation.

KAWS' 'Beautiful Losers' Poster from 2004 Gets an Online Release
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KAWS' 'Beautiful Losers' Poster from 2004 Gets an Online Release

Available through Jonathan LeVine Projects.

The UNIQLO UT “KAWS: SUMMER” Collection Will Receive a Re-Release
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The UNIQLO UT “KAWS: SUMMER” Collection Will Receive a Re-Release

Another chance to pick up the collaboration.

Best Art Drops: KAWS x Herschel Supply, Futura x New York Mets Capsule & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS x Herschel Supply, Futura x New York Mets Capsule & More

Including Daniel Arsham’s ‘PINK CRACKED BEAR’ sculpture edition.

Take a Look at the 'KAWS:HOLIDAY JAPAN' Opening Event
Arts

Take a Look at the 'KAWS:HOLIDAY JAPAN' Opening Event

Bringing out the likes of Futura, Stash, Dr. Woo, AMBUSH’s Yoon, and more.

Herschel Supply Unveils 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Japan Exclusive Bag Capsule
Fashion

Herschel Supply Unveils 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Japan Exclusive Bag Capsule

Companion motifs across muted backpacks and tote bags.

'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Makes Its Way to Mount Fuji for Large-Scale Outdoor Exhibition
Arts

'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Makes Its Way to Mount Fuji for Large-Scale Outdoor Exhibition

Relaxing by the greatest symbol of Japan’s natural beauty.

Best Art Drops: Rare KAWS Artworks, GucciGhost Prints & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: Rare KAWS Artworks, GucciGhost Prints & More

Including new Basquiat x Medicom Toy BE@RBRICKs.

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