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Kaws

Kaws

United States • Born in: 1974

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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, he 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. He 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, or the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA.

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Sculpture

Along The Way Grey, Kaws

Along The Way Grey

Kaws

Sculpture - 10.5 x 9 x 4 inch

$1,372

Share, Kaws

Share

Kaws

Print - 20 x 16 inch

$9,473

HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4, Kaws

HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4

Kaws

Sculpture - 6 x 6 x 1.2 inch

$1,372

Holiday Plush Hong Kong - Set of 3, Kaws

Holiday Plush Hong Kong - Set of 3

Kaws

Sculpture - 20.1 x 20.1 x 6.7 inch

$1,372

Small Lie - Black, Brown, Grey - Set of 3, Kaws

Small Lie - Black, Brown, Grey - Set of 3

Kaws

Sculpture - 11 x 1.8 x 2.2 inch

$3,294

What Party, Kaws

What Party

Kaws

Print - 22 x 22 x 0.5 inch

$24,900

Companion - Set of 6, Kaws

Companion - Set of 6

Kaws

Sculpture - 11 x 5 x 3 inch

$6,587

Companion Blush, Kaws

Companion Blush

Kaws

Sculpture - 10.5 x 3.1 x 3.9 inch

$972

Companion Flayed Brown Edition, Kaws

Companion Flayed Brown Edition

Kaws

Sculpture - 10.5 x 3.9 x 3.1 inch

$1,718

Holiday UK - Containers (Limited 1000 Sets), Kaws

Holiday UK - Containers (Limited 1000 Sets)

Kaws

Sculpture - 16.5 x 4.7 x 3.1 inch

$1,914

Kawsbob, Kaws

Kawsbob

Kaws

Print - 20.1 x 20.1 inch

$29,643

Brooklyn Museum, Kaws

Brooklyn Museum

Kaws

Print - 8 x 8 inch

$6,203

Warm Regards, Kaws

Warm Regards

Kaws

Print - 20 x 16 inch

$27,996

Urge No. 1, Kaws

Urge No. 1

Kaws

Print - 17 x 12.75 inch

$10,995

In The News #7 (Single Print), Kaws

In The News #7 (Single Print)

Kaws

Print - 24 x 24 x 0.5 inch

$16,500

Urge No. 4, Kaws

Urge No. 4

Kaws

Print - 17 x 12.75 inch

$10,995

Urge No. 9, Kaws

Urge No. 9

Kaws

Print - 21.25 x 17 inch

$10,995

Presenting the Past, Kaws

Presenting the Past

Kaws

Print - 32 x 32 inch

$34,995

Kawsbob (black), Kaws

Kawsbob (black)

Kaws

Print - 20 x 20 inch

$34,995

BFF Black Plush, Kaws

BFF Black Plush

Kaws

Sculpture - 18.9 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch

Sold

Along The Way Brown, Kaws

Along The Way Brown

Kaws

Sculpture - 10.5 x 9 x 4 inch

Sold

Along The Way Grey, Kaws

Along The Way Grey

Kaws

Sculpture - 10.5 x 9 x 4 inch

Sold

Holiday UK Containers (Set of 2), Kaws

Holiday UK Containers (Set of 2)

Kaws

Sculpture - 17 x 5 x 2 inch

Sold

Untitled (Running Snoopy), Kaws

Untitled (Running Snoopy)

Kaws

Print - 9 x 10 inch

Sold

NVG Gone, Kaws

NVG Gone

Kaws

Print - 16.9 x 13.4 inch

Sold

Untitled (From Alone Again at Mocad), Kaws

Untitled (From Alone Again at Mocad)

Kaws

Print - 10 x 7.9 inch

Sold

The News, Kaws

The News

Kaws

Print - 24 x 24 inch

Sold

Urge, Kaws

Urge

Kaws

Print - 16.9 x 12.6 inch

Sold

What Party (Pink), Kaws

What Party (Pink)

Kaws

Print - 22 x 22 inch

Sold

Urge, Kaws

Urge

Kaws

Print - 17 x 12.5 inch

Sold

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Who is the artist?

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, he 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. He 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, or the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, CA.

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