posted 15th January 2022
KAWS, also known as Brian Donnelly, is a New York-based artist who began his journey by designing limited edition clothing and toys.
Graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor Fine Arts in illustration, Brian Donnelly went on to work as an animator at Disney during which he painted backgrounds in films such as Daria and Doug and 101 Dalmatians. He has now earned his name as a world-renowned artist with his works exhibited globally in galleries and museums.
The desire for his artwork has been indicated through past auction results, for example, in the 2018 Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale at Christie's in New York we saw KAWS "CHUM" (2012) estimated to sell between $300,000 - $500,000 realising an impressive hammer price of $2,412,500.