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
Yankees Outfielder Clint Frazier is Back With Custom KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Cleats
Footwear

Yankees Outfielder Clint Frazier is Back With Custom KAWS x Air Jordan 4 Cleats

Another home run.

KAWS x Uniqlo UT Release in China Causes Pandemonium at a Mall
Fashion

KAWS x Uniqlo UT Release in China Causes Pandemonium at a Mall

Shoppers went on to remove tees off of mannequins.

Best Art Drops: Futura "CONSTELLATION" Editions, Jun Cha 'Warrior' Print & More
Arts 

Best Art Drops: Futura "CONSTELLATION" Editions, Jun Cha 'Warrior' Print & More

ncluding ‘COOKBOOK MAGAZINE’ release with a special contribution by Virgil Abloh.

Kim Jones Takes Over 'A Magazine Curated By'  Issue 19, Featuring Kate Moss, KAWS & More
Fashion

Kim Jones Takes Over 'A Magazine Curated By' Issue 19, Featuring Kate Moss, KAWS & More

Enlisting 26 artists for his alphabet-inspired work.

Ravenel's Online Auction Set to Include Works From KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham & More
Arts

Ravenel's Online Auction Set to Include Works From KAWS, Takashi Murakami, Daniel Arsham & More

Dubbed “All In Out of Now.”

KAWS' Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration Has Been Unveiled
Fashion

KAWS' Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration Has Been Unveiled

Along with a release date.

KAWS Teases New Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration
Fashion

KAWS Teases New Companion & 'BFF' Centric UNIQLO UT Collaboration

Stay tuned.

An Exclusive Look Inside KAWS' "ALONE AGAIN" Exhibition at MOCAD
Arts

An Exclusive Look Inside KAWS' "ALONE AGAIN" Exhibition at MOCAD

Life-sized sculptures and vivid paintings set against a sprawling wall mural.

'Don't Believe The Hype': Artcurial to Sell Rare Works by KAWS, Supreme & More
Arts 

'Don't Believe The Hype': Artcurial to Sell Rare Works by KAWS, Supreme & More

A trove of streetwear accessories and contemporary art.

KAWS Takes His 'HOLIDAY' Inflatable Sculpture to Something in the Water Festival
Arts

KAWS Takes His 'HOLIDAY' Inflatable Sculpture to Something in the Water Festival

A Virginia Beach vacation.

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