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Brian Donnelly, aka Kaws, is an American artist and designer born in 1974 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. As a street artist, painter, illustrator, sculptor, publisher, his work touches on everything that surrounds the world of Pop Art.

After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration in 1996 from the School of Visual Arts in New York, Kaws briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator. Today he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Kaws began his career in the 1990s with street interventions. He superimposed his own work onto billboards, bus stops, and phone booth advertisements. As he became more well-known, his ads were taken down and collected by people. He created or reused well-known characters from comics and cartoons in his offbeat imagery. Subjects like the Michelin Man, the Simpsons, Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Sponge Bob, are all common figures rooted in the collective imagination that allows the artist to adopt a universal language. Kaws's goal is to make art accessible to all. He signs all his creations with a very particular trademark: figures with crossed-out eyes, making his style easily recognizable.

After becoming famous, Kaws appropriated different techniques and extended his artistic production to the world of sculpture and painting on canvas. The passage from 2D to 3D works is motivated by his search for greater mastery of space and reality. His sculptures can reach monumental dimensions. Some of his giant characters have been exposed in front of museums, and they never fail to draw the attention of passers-by.

Kaws's work is influenced by Pop Art, but also by artists such as Gerhard Richter, Claes Oldenburg, or Chuck Close.

As an established artist on the international scene, Kaws blurs the line between art and product design. He works with major brands such as Nike, Vans, DC Shoes, Uniqlo. Kaws has also established a presence in the music and film industry, collaborating with Kanye West, Burton, Pharrell Williams, and many others.

Kaws has exhibited his work in some of the most famous galleries and museums around the world. His works are a part of several permanent collections such as that of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, the Brooklyn Museum, NY, and the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA.


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Print, Gone, Kaws

Gone

Kaws

Print - 40 x 30 x 0.1 cm Print - 15.7 x 11.8 x 0 inch

$6,166

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Franken Berry, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Franken Berry

Kaws

Design - 33 x 22 x 20 cm Design - 13 x 8.7 x 7.9 inch

$1,121

Sculpture, Holiday United Kingdom, Kaws

Holiday United Kingdom

Kaws

Sculpture - 43 x 13 x 5 cm Sculpture - 16.9 x 5.1 x 2 inch

$7,800

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Boo Berry, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Boo Berry

Kaws

Design - 28 x 24 x 20 cm Design - 11 x 9.4 x 7.9 inch

$1,121

Design, Figurine Cereal Monsters Count Chocula, Kaws

Figurine Cereal Monsters Count Chocula

Kaws

Design - 28 x 18 x 20 cm Design - 11 x 7.1 x 7.9 inch

$1,121

Print, Gone | Companionship in the Age of Loneliness | Companion and BFF, Kaws

Gone | Companionship in the Age of Loneliness | Companion and BFF

Kaws

Print - 38.1 x 30.5 cm Print - 15 x 12 inch

$7,680

Design, Kaws BFF X Dior, Kaws

Kaws BFF X Dior

Kaws

Design - 33 x 10 x 7 cm Design - 13 x 3.9 x 2.8 inch

$4,484

Sculpture, 400% Mad Hectic Kubrick, Kaws

400% Mad Hectic Kubrick

Kaws

Sculpture - 25 x 17 x 9 cm Sculpture - 9.8 x 6.7 x 3.5 inch

$4,462

Design, Dissected Companion Brown/Red 1000%, Kaws

Dissected Companion Brown/Red 1000%

Kaws

Design - 71.8 x 35.6 x 22.9 cm Design - 28.3 x 14 x 9 inch

$13,453

Design, The Promise Brown, Kaws

The Promise Brown

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 24 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 9.4 inch

$1,670

Sculpture, Companion - Set of 6, Kaws

Companion - Set of 6

Kaws

Sculpture - 28 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm Sculpture - 11 x 5 x 3 inch

$7,954

Print, Urge No. 1, Kaws

Urge No. 1

Kaws

Print - 43.2 x 32.4 cm Print - 17 x 12.75 inch

$10,995

Sculpture, HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4, Kaws

HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4

Kaws

Sculpture - 15.24 x 15.24 x 3 cm Sculpture - 6 x 6 x 1.2 inch

$1,657

Print, Urge, Kaws

Urge

Kaws

Print - 43.2 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm Print - 17 x 12.5 x 1 inch

$6,500 $5,200

Design, BFF Pink, Kaws

BFF Pink

Kaws

Design - 35.1 x 14 x 8.3 cm Design - 13.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 inch

$2,535

Print, Kawsbob, Kaws

Kawsbob

Kaws

Print - 51 x 51 cm Print - 20.1 x 20.1 inch

$35,794

Design, Chum Rose, Kaws

Chum Rose

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Chum Blanc, Kaws

Chum Blanc

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Companion Grey, Kaws

Companion Grey

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, BFF Black, Kaws

BFF Black

Kaws

Design - 34.3 x 12.7 x 8.9 cm Design - 13.5 x 5 x 3.5 inch

$1,267

Design, BFF Pink, Kaws

BFF Pink

Kaws

Design - 35.1 x 14 x 8.3 cm Design - 13.8 x 5.5 x 3.3 inch

$1,267

Design, Gone Brown, Kaws

Gone Brown

Kaws

Design - 35.6 x 38.1 x 10.2 cm Design - 14 x 15 x 4 inch

$2,242

Design, Holiday Space Silver, Kaws

Holiday Space Silver

Kaws

Design - 29 x 12 x 12 cm Design - 11.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$1,401

Print, Tension No. 3, Kaws

Tension No. 3

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Design, Small Lie Grey, Kaws

Small Lie Grey

Kaws

Design - 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm Design - 11 x 1.8 x 2.2 inch

$897

Design, Chum Jaune, Kaws

Chum Jaune

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Chum Noir, Kaws

Chum Noir

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Chum Orange, Kaws

Chum Orange

Kaws

Design - 30 x 20 x 9 cm Design - 11.8 x 7.9 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Flayed Black, Kaws

Flayed Black

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,121

Design, Time off Black, Kaws

Time off Black

Kaws

Design - 20 x 32 x 15 cm Design - 7.9 x 12.6 x 5.9 inch

$1,121

Design, Companion Red, Kaws

Companion Red

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Print, Tension No. 2, Kaws

Tension No. 2

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Design, Companion Brown, Kaws

Companion Brown

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, Small Lie Grey, Kaws

Small Lie Grey

Kaws

Design - 27.9 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm Design - 11 x 5 x 4.5 inch

$897

Design, Passing through Grey, Kaws

Passing through Grey

Kaws

Design - 20.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm Design - 8 x 6 x 6 inch

$1,009

Design, Chum Yellow, Kaws

Chum Yellow

Kaws

Design - 29 x 19 x 9 cm Design - 11.4 x 7.5 x 3.5 inch

$897

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Black, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Black

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$897

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Pink, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Pink

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$897

Design, Kachamukku, Kaws

Kachamukku

Kaws

Design - 32 x 20 x 15 cm Design - 12.6 x 7.9 x 5.9 inch

$617

Design, The promise Black, Kaws

The promise Black

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 24 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 9.4 inch

$1,682

Design, Holiday Take Blue, Kaws

Holiday Take Blue

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 13 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch

$1,513

Design, Companion Black, Kaws

Companion Black

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, 3 figurines Small lie, Kaws

3 figurines Small lie

Kaws

Design - 28 x 5 x 5 cm Design - 11 x 2 x 2 inch

$1,794

Design, Flayed Brown, Kaws

Flayed Brown

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, BFF Blue, Kaws

BFF Blue

Kaws

Design - 33 x 14.5 x 8.3 cm Design - 13 x 5.7 x 3.3 inch

$1,267

Design, Share Brown, Kaws

Share Brown

Kaws

Design - 31.5 x 16 x 10 cm Design - 12.4 x 6.3 x 3.9 inch

$1,401

Design, Holiday space Black, Kaws

Holiday space Black

Kaws

Design - 29 x 12 x 12 cm Design - 11.4 x 4.7 x 4.7 inch

$1,401

Design, Flayed Red, Kaws

Flayed Red

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, Flayed Grey, Kaws

Flayed Grey

Kaws

Design - 16.7 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm Design - 6.6 x 4.5 x 2.5 inch

$1,009

Design, Take Black, Kaws

Take Black

Kaws

Design - 34 x 16 x 13 cm Design - 13.4 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch

$1,513

Design, What party Yellow, Kaws

What party Yellow

Kaws

Design - 28.7 x 13 x 9.4 cm Design - 11.3 x 5.1 x 3.7 inch

$897

Design, Holiday UK Ceramic Container White, Kaws

Holiday UK Ceramic Container White

Kaws

Design - 41.9 x 12.7 x 8 cm Design - 16.5 x 5 x 3.1 inch

$2,242

Design, Holiday Indonesia - Pink, Kaws

Holiday Indonesia - Pink

Kaws

Design - 29.2 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm Design - 11.5 x 7 x 5 inch

$897

Print, Tension No. 6, Kaws

Tension No. 6

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Print, Tension No 9, Kaws

Tension No 9

Kaws

Print - 88.9 x 58.42 x 2 cm Print - 35 x 23 x 0.8 inch

$14,000

Design, Separated Black, Kaws

Separated Black

Kaws

Design - 17.8 x 16.5 x 20.3 cm Design - 7 x 6.5 x 8 inch

$1,009

Design, Passing Through Brown, Kaws

Passing Through Brown

Kaws

Design - 20 x 8.6 x 13 cm Design - 7.9 x 3.4 x 5.1 inch

$1,009

Design, Holiday Singapore Brown, Kaws

Holiday Singapore Brown

Kaws

Design - 26.7 x 8.9 x 6.4 cm Design - 10.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 inch

$897

Design, Holiday Japan Brown, Kaws

Holiday Japan Brown

Kaws

Design - 8.9 x 24 x 6.4 cm Design - 3.5 x 9.4 x 2.5 inch

$897

Design, Indonesia Black, Kaws

Indonesia Black

Kaws

Design - 27.9 x 10.2 x 7.6 cm Design - 11 x 4 x 3 inch

$897

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What is Kaws’s artistic movement?
The artistic movements of the artists are: Stunning Sculptures
When was Kaws born?
The year of birth of the artist is: 1974