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Brian Donnelly (born November 4, 1974), known professionally as Kaws (stylized as KAWS), is a prolific contemporary artist known for his unique blend of pop culture, graffiti, and fine art. His work spans across a variety of mediums, including sculpture, painting, and prints, and features a cast of characters that have become iconic in the art world.

After studying illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, KAWS began his career as a street artist, leaving his signature mark on billboards, phone booths, and bus shelters around the city. In the mid-1990s, he began producing paintings and sculptures featuring his signature characters, which have since become a hallmark of his work.

KAWS’ work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, and the Yuz Museum in Shanghai. His sculptures range from small figurines to massive public installations, and he often uses a mix of materials such as bronze, fiberglass, and wood to create his pieces.

In addition to his fine art, KAWS has collaborated with a variety of brands and designers, including Nike, Uniqlo, and Dior, to produce limited-edition clothing, toys, and accessories. His collaborations have become highly sought after by collectors and fans of his work.

KAWS’ influence on contemporary art is undeniable, with his unique style and imagery inspiring a new generation of artists. He continues to create innovative and thought-provoking work from his studio in Brooklyn, cementing his position as one of the most important artists of his generation.

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