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
An Exclusive Look Inside KAWS' "ALONE AGAIN" Exhibition at MOCAD
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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
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'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
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KAWS Takes His 'HOLIDAY' Inflatable Sculpture to Something in the Water Festival

A Virginia Beach vacation.

KAWS to Unveil Bold Paintings & Sculptures at Upcoming "ALONE AGAIN" Exhibition
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KAWS to Unveil Bold Paintings & Sculptures at Upcoming "ALONE AGAIN" Exhibition

To take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

Best Art Drops: KAWS 'BFF' Plush Pink Edition, VHILS x Felipe Pantone Configurable Art & More
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Best Art Drops: KAWS 'BFF' Plush Pink Edition, VHILS x Felipe Pantone Configurable Art & More

Including sculpture editions made in collaboration between Hikari Shimoda and APPortfolio.

KAWS 'BFF' Companion Plush Releases in a Pink Edition Tomorrow
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KAWS 'BFF' Companion Plush Releases in a Pink Edition Tomorrow

Set your alarm.

KAWS Shatters Auction Record with $14.8 Million USD Painting
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KAWS Shatters Auction Record with $14.8 Million USD Painting

From Sotheby’s Hong Kong and NIGO’s long-anticipated sale.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: A Closer Look at Works by Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh & More
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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: A Closer Look at Works by Takashi Murakami, Virgil Abloh & More

Including Wolfgang Tillmans’ raw portraits, Picasso’s historic paintings, and Hajime Sorayama’s towering sculptures.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: KAWS "ALONG THE WAY" & More Must-See Exhibitions
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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: KAWS "ALONG THE WAY" & More Must-See Exhibitions

Plan your gallery walkthroughs during Hong Kong’s largest art festival.

Take a Look Inside Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation's "KAWS: ALONG THE WAY" Exhibition
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Take a Look Inside Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation's "KAWS: ALONG THE WAY" Exhibition

Exploring the artist’s last decade of artistic practice.

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