KAWS (aka Brian Donnelly) is a Brooklyn-based artist who transforms pop culture characters into thoughtful works of art. His paintings, sculptures and toys are playful in a sophisticated sort of way. We love the way KAWS twists recognisable consumer products to give them new meaning and substance. Whether it’s his enormous, towering sculptures or his smaller-scale prints, each is an explosion of ideas.
After graduating from the School of…Show more Visual Arts in New York, KAWS worked in animation. He then became a graffiti artist and started reworking adverts in his distinctive pop art style. The artist’s work can now be found in various collections across the US and Europe, including the High Museum in Atlanta, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Rosenblum Collection in Paris.
KAWS has also collaborated with a number of commercial brands, from Nike, Burtons and Vans to various Japanese toy and clothing brands. The artist even collaborated with Pharrell Williams on a bottle design for Williams’s perfume, ‘Girl’.Show less
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