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
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.

Largest Collection of KAWS Companions Hits Heritage Auctions
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Largest Collection of KAWS Companions Hits Heritage Auctions

Hard-to-find collectibles now up for bidding.

Virgil Abloh, KAWS, and More Featured in Apple's 'Behind the Mac' Campaign
Tech

Virgil Abloh, KAWS, and More Featured in Apple's 'Behind the Mac' Campaign

Alongside Oprah Winfrey, Serena Williams, and more.

KAWS 'BFF' Stars in Kim Jones's First Dior Homme Campaign
Fashion

KAWS 'BFF' Stars in Kim Jones's First Dior Homme Campaign

The pink flower sculpture that debuted on the runway.

KAWS & Uniqlo UT Reunite for Second 'Sesame Street' Collection
Fashion

KAWS & Uniqlo UT Reunite for Second 'Sesame Street' Collection

With T-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and plushies releasing next month.

KAWS Reveals Full Look at 'Sesame Street' Plushes
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KAWS Reveals Full Look at 'Sesame Street' Plushes

Gangs all here.

KAWS Announces New 'GONE' Exhibit
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KAWS Announces New 'GONE' Exhibit

The artist aims to show “loss.”

KAWS' Colossal 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Spotlighted in Upcoming Phillips Auction
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KAWS' Colossal 'CLEAN SLATE' Companion Spotlighted in Upcoming Phillips Auction

Standing 23-feet-tall and on display at Phillips NYC.

KAWS Unveils a Full Look at Bert & Ernie 'Sesame Street' Plushes
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KAWS Unveils a Full Look at Bert & Ernie 'Sesame Street' Plushes

The famous Muppets get the ‘XX’ treatment.

UPDATE: KAWS Reveals New Plush of Bert from 'Sesame Street'
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UPDATE: KAWS Reveals New Plush of Bert from 'Sesame Street'

Following his plush of Ernie.
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