Kaws You Should Know I Know Limited Edition Print 96X64Cm
Kaws You Should Know I Know Limited Edition Print 96X64Cm

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 also contributed to the animated series 101 Dalmatians, Daria and Doug. 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. Art and Products In 1999 KAWS began to design and produce his first limited edition vinyl toy with the Japanese clothing brand Bounty Hunter which was an instant hit with the global art-toy collecting community. From there he collaborated with other Japanese companies like A Bathing Ape, Santastic and Medicom on further toys. More toys and later clothing were made for Original Fake, a collaborative store with Medicom Toy, in the Aoyama district of Tokyo. This venture ended on May 31, 2013 as KAWS decided together with his business partner Medicom Toys to close down his brand "Original Fake" after almost seven years on the street-wear scene. 

KAWS has participated in many other commercial collaborations with Nigo for A Bathing Ape, Jun “Jonio” Takahashi for Undercover, Michael "Mic" Neumann for Kung Faux and projects with Burton, Nike, Vans, Supreme and DC Shoes . Kaws designed limited edition bottle designs for Dos Equis and Hennessy, rugs for Gallery 1950 and packaging for Kiehl's Cosmetics. For the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards KAWS's company redesigned the iconic moon man statue and illustrated various magazine covers for The New Yorker, Clark Magazine and I-D. He created various cover art for recording artists like Towa Tei, Cherie, Clipse and Kanye West. 2014 he collaborated with his long time collector and friend Pharrell Williams on the flacon for the perfume "Girl" Pharrell Williams created with Commes des Garcons to celebrate his solo album of the same name.


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