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
Rare KAWS Artworks Lead Artcurial's "Outsider(s)" Auction
Arts

Rare KAWS Artworks Lead Artcurial's "Outsider(s)" Auction

Alongside original works by Ryan McGinley, Raymond Pettibon and more.

KAWS Responds to Backlash for Chairman Mao-Based Artwork (UPDATE)
Arts

KAWS Responds to Backlash for Chairman Mao-Based Artwork (UPDATE)

“The [Mao] artwork was not politically motivated then and should not be used politically now.”

Rare KAWS Paintings Lead Sotheby's Upcoming New York & Hong Kong Auctions
Arts

Rare KAWS Paintings Lead Sotheby's Upcoming New York & Hong Kong Auctions

From the collection of Ryan Brant, who founded ’Grand Theft Auto’ publisher Take-Two.

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The HYPE Report

The HYPE Report: Tekashi 69's Testimony, 'The Boondocks' Reboot on HBO Max and More

Our Editors also discuss KAWS’ latest exhibition and Patagonia’s climate strike.

Here Are the 9 Most Valuable Sneakers Right Now
Footwear

Here Are the 9 Most Valuable Sneakers Right Now

According to The RealReal’s data.

An Exclusive Look Inside KAWS' "COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS" Exhibition
Arts

An Exclusive Look Inside KAWS' "COMPANIONSHIP IN THE AGE OF LONELINESS" Exhibition

Featuring his largest bronze sculpture to date.

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week
Arts 

These Are the Best Artworks Releasing This Week

KAWS ‘GONE’ Companion figures, Felipe Pantone x Configurable Art side tables, and more.

KAWS Announces Retail Collection for Upcoming Exhibition, Previews Pink 'GONE' Companion Figure
Arts

KAWS Announces Retail Collection for Upcoming Exhibition, Previews Pink 'GONE' Companion Figure

The collection will coincide with the artist’s show at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

KAWS Announces "BLACKOUT" Exhibition Coming to London in October
Arts

KAWS Announces "BLACKOUT" Exhibition Coming to London in October

At the Skarstedt Gallery.

KAWS Officially Unveils His 'GONE' Companion Figure
Arts

KAWS Officially Unveils His 'GONE' Companion Figure

To commemorate his upcoming exhibition at National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

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