KAWS

Kaws

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.

Date of Birth 1974
Industries Art
Headquarter Jersey City, New Jersey
KAWS Releases New 'PASSING THROUGH' Companion Figure
Arts

KAWS Releases New 'PASSING THROUGH' Companion Figure

Available soon on KAWSONE.com.

The Campana Brothers 'Banquete KAWS' Chair Spotlighted in New Exhibit
Arts

The Campana Brothers 'Banquete KAWS' Chair Spotlighted in New Exhibit

Taking place this September at the Pizzuti Collection in Ohio.

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'BFF' Companion Giveaway, Ron English Collectibles & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'BFF' Companion Giveaway, Ron English Collectibles & More

Including a new Case Studyo x Jean Jullien bookend sculpture.

KAWS Creates Massive Light Installation for Seoul's LOTTE World Tower
Arts

KAWS Creates Massive Light Installation for Seoul's LOTTE World Tower

Placing his signature ‘XX’ motif onto the 1,820-foot skyscraper.

A First Look at Yoon's Jewelry Collection for Dior SS19
Fashion

A First Look at Yoon's Jewelry Collection for Dior SS19

A closer peek at rings, belts and collaborative KAWS items

KAWS Joins George Condo, Cindy Sherman and More for Group Exhibition
Arts

KAWS Joins George Condo, Cindy Sherman and More for Group Exhibition

Part of Skarstedt Gallery New York’s summer showcases.

Catch The Extra Large-Scale 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Sculpture Set Sail in Seoul's Seokchon Lake
Arts 

Catch The Extra Large-Scale 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Sculpture Set Sail in Seoul's Seokchon Lake

The KAWS Companion says annyeong haseyo.

Best Art Drops: 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Merch, Parra x Nike & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Merch, Parra x Nike & More

Including a UNIQLO collaboration with Meguru Yamaguchi.

A First Look at KAWS' Massive 'Companion' Sculpture in South Korea
Arts 

A First Look at KAWS' Massive 'Companion' Sculpture in South Korea

Following the artist’s giant floating figure to launch in Seoul.

Dior x KAWS Pink 'BFF' Plush Lands on StockX for $9,999,999 USD
Arts

Dior x KAWS Pink 'BFF' Plush Lands on StockX for $9,999,999 USD

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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