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 Is Teaming up With Uniqlo for a 'Sesame Street' Collection
Fashion

KAWS Is Teaming up With Uniqlo for a 'Sesame Street' Collection

Featuring KAWS’ BFF Companion.

The Campana Brothers 'Banquete KAWS' Chair Is Now at MFA Houston
Arts

The Campana Brothers 'Banquete KAWS' Chair Is Now at MFA Houston

Entirely covered in ‘BFF’ plushes.

New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More
Arts

New Palms Casino Resort Spotlights Large-Scale Works of Damien Hirst, KAWS & More

As part of a $620 million USD renovation.

KAWS Unveils Companion "Waiting" Sculpture in Detroit
Arts

KAWS Unveils Companion "Waiting" Sculpture in Detroit

The Brooklyn artist’s first piece in the Motor City.

Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS Works, Jean Jullien x BEAMS Figure & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops This Week: Rare KAWS Works, Jean Jullien x BEAMS Figure & More

Including new limited edition prints by Paul Insect.

A $40,000 USD KAWS Print Leads Paddle8’s Latest Street Art Auction
Arts

A $40,000 USD KAWS Print Leads Paddle8’s Latest Street Art Auction

Including rare pieces from Banksy, Invader, and more.

Sotheby's Hong Kong Announces "CURATED: TURN IT UP" Auction
Arts

Sotheby's Hong Kong Announces "CURATED: TURN IT UP" Auction

For the collectors out there.

KAWS Officially Debuts 'SEEING/WATCHING' Permanent Sculptures in China
Arts

KAWS Officially Debuts 'SEEING/WATCHING' Permanent Sculptures in China

The OG ‘Companion’ and ‘BFF’ sitting back to back.

KAWS Designs New Light Feature for AllRightsReserved
Arts

KAWS Designs New Light Feature for AllRightsReserved

A new version of the BFF.

Union Tokyo Premieres Full KAWS Collaboration
Fashion

Union Tokyo Premieres Full KAWS Collaboration

Companion, meet Union.

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
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