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b. 1974 -

KAWS was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey. He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996. After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds.

He began his career as a graffiti artist growing up in Jersey City, New Jersey. Later moving to New York City in the 1990s, KAWS started subverting imagery on billboards, bus shelters and phone booth advertisements. These reworked advertisements were at first left alone, lasting for up to several months, but as KAWS’ popularity skyrocketed, the ads became increasingly sought after. In addition to New York, KAWS has done work in Paris, London, Berlin and Tokyo.

KAWS’ acrylic paintings and sculpture have many repeating images, all meant to be universally understood, surpassing languages and cultures. One of KAWS' early series, Package Paintings, was made in 2000. This series, entitled The Kimpsons, subverted the famous American cartoon, The Simpsons. KAWS explains that he "found it weird how infused a cartoon could become in people's lives; the impact it could have, compared to regular politics." In addition, KAWS has reworked other familiar icons such as Mickey Mouse, the Michelin Man, the Smurfs, and SpongeBob SquarePants.

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                      • KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020
                        Mar. 03, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                        Coffret d'assiette "KAWS for Qatar Museums" Ensemble de quatre assiettes en céramique KAWS dans leur coffret d'origine. Travail de collaboration, spécialement conçu par KAWS INC pour les musées du Qatar. Année de création: 2019 Dimensions: D: 23 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020
                        Mar. 03, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020

                        Est: €2,700 - €3,000

                        Lot de 3 Figurines originales par l'artiste Kaws avec boites d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS, Barry (Twist) McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Shepard Fairey, Ruby Rose Neri, Jared (Geso) Costa, Mr. Element, Spie One, Grey, and various others Graffiti/Street Art Sketchbook
                        Feb. 27, 2024

                        KAWS, Barry (Twist) McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Shepard Fairey, Ruby Rose Neri, Jared (Geso) Costa, Mr. Element, Spie One, Grey, and various others Graffiti/Street Art Sketchbook

                        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

                        KAWS, Barry (Twist) McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Shepard Fairey, Ruby Rose Neri, Jared (Geso) Costa, Mr. Element, Spie One, Grey, and various others Graffiti/Street Art Sketchbook Created by San Francisco street artist, Jared (Geso) Costa (b. 1977) from 1995 through 1996, this mixed media, pen, pencil, colored pencil, felt-tip pen, tape, stickers, photo, and paper collage bound in an artist's sketchbook comprised of three artist sketchbooks bound and taped together, containing over 100 pages of approximately 236 tags and original works by various street artists from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. This tag book includes original works by, Barry (Twist) McGee (b. 1966), Margaret (Meta) Kilgallen (1967-2001), Shepard Fairey (b. 1970), Ruby Rose Neri (b. 1970), KAWS (b. 1974), Jared (Geso) Costa (b. 1977), Mr. (LMNT) Element (b. 20th century), Spie One (b. 20th century), Grey (b. 20th century), and other early street artists from NYC-based AOK crew to San Francisco's PVC, and THR crews

                        John Moran Auctioneers
                      • KAWS (américain, né en 1974)
                        Feb. 25, 2024

                        KAWS (américain, né en 1974)

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,400

                        Artist : KAWS (American, born 1974) Title: KAWS Small Lie (Black) 2017 Medium: Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown
                        Feb. 25, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,400

                        KAWS (American, born 1974) KAWS Small Lie (Brown) 2017 Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray
                        Feb. 25, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,400

                        KAWS (American, born 1974) KAWS Small Lie (Gray) 2017 Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        MDP Auction
                      • Pair KAWS (Brian Donnelly (b. 1974)) Companion Vinyl Figures
                        Feb. 25, 2024

                        Pair KAWS (Brian Donnelly (b. 1974)) Companion Vinyl Figures

                        Est: $100 - $200

                        Pair KAWS (Brian Donnelly (b. 1974)) Companion Vinyl Figures. Includes one original box. Some very minor scuffs. Approx: 7.5 in H x 3 in W x 1.5 in D; box: 8.75 in H x 4 in W x 2 in D. Weight: 1 lb. Brian Donnelly (b. 1974) studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before he achieved success as an artist he worked as a background painter on animated series such as Disney's 101 Dalmations.

                        Hughes Auctions
                      • KAWS (BRIAN DONNELLY) (1974- ) AMERICAN
                        Feb. 24, 2024

                        KAWS (BRIAN DONNELLY) (1974- ) AMERICAN

                        Est: $12,000 - $15,000

                        Very rare Limited Ediiton original Silkscreen on paper "Untitled Iv (Urge)". Circa 2020. Hand signed, dated and numbered by Kaws. Very good condition. Overall framed 18 1/2" x 14 1/4".

                        Chamberlain Auction Gallery
                      • KAWS (BRIAN DONNELLY) (1974- ) AMERICAN
                        Feb. 24, 2024

                        KAWS (BRIAN DONNELLY) (1974- ) AMERICAN

                        Est: $12,000 - $15,000

                        Very rare Limited Ediiton original Silkscreen on paper "Untitled III (Urge)". Circa 2020. Hand signed, dated and numbered by Kaws. Very good condition. Overall framed 22" x 17 1/2".

                        Chamberlain Auction Gallery
                      • KAWS. Companion skeleton
                        Feb. 21, 2024

                        KAWS. Companion skeleton

                        Est: -

                        Foldable skeleton. Made of articulated silk-screened cardboard. Edited by Original Fake, Tokyo

                        Duran Arte y Subastas
                      • KAWS. Companion skeleton
                        Feb. 21, 2024

                        KAWS. Companion skeleton

                        Est: -

                        Foldable skeleton. Made of articulated silk-screened cardboard. Edited by Original Fake, Tokyo

                        Duran Arte y Subastas
                      • KAWS - What Party (White), 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - What Party (White), 2020

                        Est: $1,300 - $1,600

                        KAWS - What Party (White), 2020 Vinyl Art Toy in original box stamped under the foot. Very good condition, 28 cm Art Toy en vinyle dans sa boîte d'origine, estampé sous le pied. Très bon état, 28 cm

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - What Party (Black), 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - What Party (Black), 2020

                        Est: $1,300 - $1,600

                        KAWS - What Party (Black), 2020 Vinyl Art Toy in original box stamped under the foot. Very good condition, 28 cm Art Toy en vinyle dans sa boîte d'origine, estampé sous le pied. Très bon état, 28 cm

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - What Party (Yellow), 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - What Party (Yellow), 2020

                        Est: $1,300 - $1,600

                        KAWS - What Party (Yellow), 2020 Vinyl Art Toy in original box stamped under the foot. Very good condition, 28 cm Art Toy en vinyle dans sa boîte d'origine, estampé sous le pied. Très bon état, 28 cm

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - What Party (Orange), 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - What Party (Orange), 2020

                        Est: $1,300 - $1,600

                        KAWS - What Party (Orange), 2020 Vinyl Art Toy in original box stamped under the foot. Very good condition, 28 cm Art Toy en vinyle dans sa boîte d'origine, estampé sous le pied. Très bon état, 28 cm

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - What Party (Pink), 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - What Party (Pink), 2020

                        Est: $1,300 - $1,600

                        KAWS - What Party (Pink), 2020 Vinyl Art Toy in original box stamped under the foot. Very good condition, 28 cm Art Toy en vinyle dans sa boîte d'origine, estampé sous le pied. Très bon état, 28 cm

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS set of 3 Small Lie sculptures
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS set of 3 Small Lie sculptures

                        Est: €2,700 - €3,600

                        Set of 3 SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall each

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Black
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Black

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        MDP Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                        Coffret d'assiette "KAWS for Qatar Museums" Ensemble de quatre assiettes en céramique KAWS dans leur coffret d'origine. Travail de collaboration, spécialement conçu par KAWS INC pour les musées du Qatar. Année de création: 2019 Dimensions: D: 23 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020

                        Est: €2,700 - €3,000

                        Lot de 3 Figurines originales par l'artiste Kaws avec boites d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Black
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Black

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
                      • KAWS set of 3 Small Lie sculptures
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS set of 3 Small Lie sculptures

                        Est: €2,700 - €3,600

                        Set of 3 SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall each

                        Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown
                        Feb. 18, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown

                        Est: €900 - €1,200

                        SMALL LIE by celebrated American artist KAWS Vynil Stands at 11 inches tall The weight of product with the box: 525 gms

                        Hotel des Ventes De Bruxelles
                      • KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), 3 figurines SMALL LIE, 2020

                        Est: €2,700 - €3,000

                        Lot de 3 Figurines originales par l'artiste Kaws avec boites d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Brown, 2020
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Brown, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Grey, 2020
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Grey, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Black, 2020
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Black, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), Coffret d'assiettes, 2020

                        Est: €1,200 - €1,500

                        Coffret d'assiette "KAWS for Qatar Museums" Ensemble de quatre assiettes en céramique KAWS dans leur coffret d'origine. Travail de collaboration, spécialement conçu par KAWS INC pour les musées du Qatar. Année de création: 2019 Dimensions: D: 23 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS DISSECTED COMPANION, 2006 Art Toy Sculpture
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS DISSECTED COMPANION, 2006 Art Toy Sculpture

                        Est: $600 - $800

                        Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: KAWS aka Brian Donnelly (American, b. 1974); Medicom Toy Corporation Marking(s); notes: marking(s); 2006 Materials: painted cast vinyl Dimensions (H, W, D): 16"h, 7"w, 4"d box Additional Information: Lot includes the original box and packaging.

                        Palm Beach Modern Auctions
                      • KAWS ALONG THE WAY, 2019 Art Toy Sculpture
                        Feb. 17, 2024

                        KAWS ALONG THE WAY, 2019 Art Toy Sculpture

                        Est: $300 - $400

                        Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: KAWS aka Brian Donnelly (b. 1974); Medicom Toy Corporation (USA) Marking(s); notes: marking(s); 2019 Materials: painted cast vinyl Dimensions (H, W, D): 13"h, 14.75"w, 6"d box Additional Information: Lot includes the original box and packaging.

                        Palm Beach Modern Auctions
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Brown, 2020
                        Feb. 14, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Brown, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Grey, 2020
                        Feb. 14, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Grey, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Black, 2020
                        Feb. 14, 2024

                        KAWS (1974), SMALL LIE Black, 2020

                        Est: €900 - €1,000

                        Figurine originale par l'artiste Kaws avec boite d'origine. Provenance : Kawsone Certificat d'authenticité de la galerie Dimensions : 28 x 4.5 x 5.5 cm

                        Absolute Auction
                      • KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)
                        Feb. 13, 2024

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)

                        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974) Separated (Set of Three) 2021 three painted vinyl figures with printed signature, date and titled to underside produced and manufactured by AllRightsReserved Ltd. each contained within original card presentation boxes each 18 x 19 x 14.5cm 3

                        Chiswick Auctions
                      • KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)
                        Feb. 13, 2024

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)

                        Est: £500 - £700

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974) Holiday Japan (Black, Grey, Brown) 2019 three painted vinyl figures with title printed to underside each contained within original packaging each 24 x 7.5 x 7.5cm 3

                        Chiswick Auctions
                      • KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)
                        Feb. 13, 2024

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)

                        Est: £200 - £300

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974) Kubrick Bus Stop (Volumes 1 & 2) 2002 two complete sets of painted vinyl multiples with model bus stops each with artist's stamp published by Medicom Toy Corporation, Japan each contained within original printed presentation box each 21.6 x 21.6 x 8.4cm unframed

                        Chiswick Auctions
                      • KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)
                        Feb. 13, 2024

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)

                        Est: £300 - £500

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974) Chum (Orange) 2022 painted vinyl multiple printed signature, title, date and publisher to underside produced and manufactured by Medicom Toys, China contained within original presentation box overall 28 x 19.5 x 8.8cm

                        Chiswick Auctions
                      • KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)
                        Feb. 13, 2024

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974)

                        Est: £300 - £500

                        KAWS (AMERICAN B.1974) Chum (Yellow) 2022 painted vinyl multiple printed signature, title, date and publisher to underside produced and manufactured by Medicom Toys, China contained within original presentation box overall 28 x 19.5 x 8.8cm

                        Chiswick Auctions
                      • KAWS (américain, né en 1974)
                        Feb. 10, 2024

                        KAWS (américain, né en 1974)

                        Est: $1,200 - $1,400

                        Artist : KAWS (American, born 1974) Title: KAWS Small Lie (Black) 2017 Medium: Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown
                        Feb. 10, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Brown

                        Est: $1,200 - $1,400

                        KAWS (American, born 1974) KAWS Small Lie (Brown) 2017 Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray
                        Feb. 10, 2024

                        KAWS - SMALL LIE - Gray

                        Est: $1,200 - $1,400

                        KAWS (American, born 1974) KAWS Small Lie (Gray) 2017 Painted vinyl cast resin Size: 11 x 4.5 in. (27.9 x 11.4 cm.) Markings: Stamped on underside of foot. Provenance : Authenticity guaranteed.

                        VBA Auction Miami
                      • KAWS (b.1974) KAWS
                        Feb. 08, 2024

                        KAWS (b.1974) KAWS

                        Est: £300 - £500

                        KAWS (b.1974) KAWS The book, 2023, signed and dated by the artist in black pen, from the edition of unknown size, published by Phaidon, New York, overall 294 x 251mm (11 1/2 x 9 7/8in)

                        Forum Auctions - UK
                      • KAWS (né en 1974)
                        Feb. 07, 2024

                        KAWS (né en 1974)

                        Est: €400 - €600

                        KAWS (né en 1974) Great Pumpkin (Snoopy Ceramic), 2012 Céramique Édition Medicom Toy X OriginalFake Ceramic 18 x 21 x 17 cm - 7 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.

                        Tajan
                      • KAWS (né en 1974)
                        Feb. 07, 2024

                        KAWS (né en 1974)

                        Est: €200 - €300

                        KAWS (né en 1974) Ashtray, 2008 Céramique, dans sa boîte d'origine Édition Gallery 1950 X OriginalFake Ceramic, in its original box Diam. 16 cm - 6 1/4 in.

                        Tajan
                      • KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Untitled IV (from the Urge portfolio)
                        Feb. 01, 2024

                        KAWS (Brian Donnelly), Untitled IV (from the Urge portfolio)

                        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

                        KAWS (Brian Donnelly) Untitled IV (from the Urge portfolio) 2020 screenprint in colors image: 11.25 h x 8.625 w in (29 x 22 cm) sight: 12.125 h x 9.50 w in (31 x 24 cm) Signed, dated and numbered to lower edge '35/250 KAWS 20'. This work is number 35 from the edition of 250. This work will ship from Lambertville, New Jersey.

                        Wright
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