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
Best Art Drops: KAWS 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion, Takashi Murakami Souvenir Shop & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion, Takashi Murakami Souvenir Shop & More

Including Keith Haring x Medicom Toy collectibles.

Here's How to Get KAWS' 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Collectible
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Here's How to Get KAWS' 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Collectible

A trio of colorways, in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.

KAWS Teases New 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Figure
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KAWS Teases New 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Figure

Add another ‘XX’ to your collection.

KAWS 'GONE' Sculpture Graces 'Juxtapoz' Magazine's 25th Anniversary Issue
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KAWS 'GONE' Sculpture Graces 'Juxtapoz' Magazine's 25th Anniversary Issue

Also featuring REVOK, Haroshi, Icy & Sot, and more renowned artists.

Best Art Drops: KAWS & UNIQLO's 'Sesame Street' Capsule, Josh Sperling Sculptural Vase & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS & UNIQLO's 'Sesame Street' Capsule, Josh Sperling Sculptural Vase & More

Including new Medicom Toy x XLARGE BE@RBRICKS by Hajime Sorayama.

Kim Jones' KAWS x Dior Menswear Capsule Drops in Mere Days
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Kim Jones' KAWS x Dior Menswear Capsule Drops in Mere Days

The designer’s first collection has an official release date.

The MoMA Design Store Is Giving Away 2018 Artist Holiday Cards
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The MoMA Design Store Is Giving Away 2018 Artist Holiday Cards

Featuring artworks by KAWS, Cindy Sherman, and more.

A Look Inside KAWS' "GONE" Exhibition in NYC
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A Look Inside KAWS' "GONE" Exhibition in NYC

On view until December 19.

Best Art Drops: Rare KAWS 'Companion' Collection, Free Banksy Merch & More
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Best Art Drops: Rare KAWS 'Companion' Collection, Free Banksy Merch & More

Including a limited sculpture by Felipe Pantone and Avant Arte.

KAWS' Calvin Klein Ad Disruption Has Just Sold for $127,000 USD
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KAWS' Calvin Klein Ad Disruption Has Just Sold for $127,000 USD

Watch the auction here.
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