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 Shatters Auction Record with $14.8 Million USD Painting
Arts

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
Arts 

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
Arts 

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
Arts 

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

Exploring the artist’s last decade of artistic practice.

UPDATE: 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Splashes down in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour
Arts

UPDATE: 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Splashes down in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour

The giant outdoor installation is on view until March 31.

Dior Revives Archive Cannage Print With Weekend & Shopper Bags for SS19
Fashion

Dior Revives Archive Cannage Print With Weekend & Shopper Bags for SS19

Complete with Kaws bees.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, BAPE, KAWS, Palace and more.

KAWS Reveals Commemorative 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Plushes
Arts

KAWS Reveals Commemorative 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Plushes

Celebrating the installation of the floating art piece in Hong Kong.

KAWS Reveals New "ALONG THE WAY" Exhibition in Hong Kong
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KAWS Reveals New "ALONG THE WAY" Exhibition in Hong Kong

In partnership with Hong Kong Contemporary Art.

The 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Traveling Installation Is Landing in Hong Kong
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The 'KAWS:HOLIDAY' Traveling Installation Is Landing in Hong Kong

In time for Art Basel Hong Kong.

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