KAWS

Kaws

New York Artist
Expand
Profile
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
The Top 10 Art Moments of 2019
Arts 

The Top 10 Art Moments of 2019

With golden toilets, Renaissance icons and Kanye.

NSU Art Museum Spotlights Works by KAWS, FriendsWithYou & More in "Happy!" Exhibition
Arts

NSU Art Museum Spotlights Works by KAWS, FriendsWithYou & More in "Happy!" Exhibition

Featuring a full recreation of Kenny Scharf’s psychedelic ‘Cosmic Caven’ installation.

KAWS Releases 350-Page 'Companionship in the Age of Loneliness' Book
Arts

KAWS Releases 350-Page 'Companionship in the Age of Loneliness' Book

In celebration of his exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week
Arts 

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

Art objects from HELLO MIAMI, KAWS x NGV Melbourne book, and more.

The HYPE Report: Top Art Moments of 2019
The HYPE Report

The HYPE Report: Top Art Moments of 2019

From Kehinde Wiley’s sculpture and Banksy’s GDP store, to the Notre Dame fire and social media’s influence on contemporary art.

A Look at Dover Street Market's 15th Anniversary "MONOCHROMARKET" Collaborations
Fashion

A Look at Dover Street Market's 15th Anniversary "MONOCHROMARKET" Collaborations

Ranging from BAPE & Burberry to Palace & UNDERCOVER.

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week
Arts 

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

Including KAWS’ ‘BFF’ figures, Kenny Scharf x Peanuts collab and more.

Poggy Unveils Refurbished 2G Studio in Shibuya with Curated Exhibition
Fashion

Poggy Unveils Refurbished 2G Studio in Shibuya with Curated Exhibition

Presented by PARCO
Showcasing the work of Daniel Arsham and Hajime Sorayama.

'Harper's BAZAAR Men' by Kim Jones Features KAWS Artwork, Travis Scott, J Balvin & More
Fashion

'Harper's BAZAAR Men' by Kim Jones Features KAWS Artwork, Travis Scott, J Balvin & More

Starring Orville Peck, Maluma and a typeface by Daniel Arsham for its first-ever edition.

KAWS Pays $17 Million USD to Expand Williamsburg Studio
Arts

KAWS Pays $17 Million USD to Expand Williamsburg Studio

A 10,000-square-foot building beside his current studio.

Load more
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.