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Kaws

United States Born in: 1974 Emerging artists

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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Kaws, NVG Gone, Print

Kaws

NVG Gone, 2019
16.9 x 13.4 inch
Print

$7,157

Kaws, Along The Way Brown, Sculpture

Kaws

Along The Way Brown, 2019
10.5 x 9 x 4 inch
Sculpture

$1,791

Kaws, Kawsbob, Print

Kaws

Kawsbob, 2011
20.1 x 20.1 inch
Print

$38,689

Kaws, Companion - Set of 6, Sculpture

Kaws

Companion - Set of 6, 2017
11 x 5 x 3 inch
Sculpture

$8,598

Kaws, Along The Way Grey, Sculpture

Kaws

Along The Way Grey, 2019
10.5 x 9 x 4 inch
Sculpture

$1,791

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

Kaws

Small Lie - Black, Brown, Grey - Set of 3, 2018
11 x 1.8 x 2.2 inch
Sculpture

$4,299

Kaws, Holiday Plush Hong Kong - Set of 3, Sculpture

Kaws

Holiday Plush Hong Kong - Set of 3, 2019
20.1 x 20.1 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$1,791

Kaws, HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4, Sculpture

Kaws

HOLIDAY Limited Ceramic Plate Set Of 4, 2019
6 x 6 x 1.2 inch
Sculpture

$1,791

Kaws, The News, Print

Kaws

The News, 2018
24 x 24 inch
Print

$20,000

Kaws, Untitled (From Alone Again at Mocad), Print

Kaws

Untitled (From Alone Again at Mocad), 2019
10 x 7.9 inch
Print

$13,000

Kaws, Along The Way Grey, Sculpture

Kaws

Along The Way Grey, 2019
10.5 x 9 x 4 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

Kaws, BFF Black Plush, Sculpture

Kaws

BFF Black Plush, 2016
18.9 x 7.9 x 3.9 inch
Sculpture

Sold out

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