Artist: KAWS

Brian Donnelly (American, b. 1974), professionally known as KAWS, began his career as a graffiti artist growing up in Jersey City. After moving to New York City in the 1990s, KAWS started subverting imagery on billboards, bus shelters, and phone booth advertisements.

In 1999, KAWS designed his first limited edition vinyl sculpture with the Japanese lifestyle brand Bounty Hunter. An instant hit with global art toy collectors, he has since partnered with other Japanese companies, like A Bathing Ape, Santastic, and Medicom Toy, with KAWS forming his own brand — Original Fake — with later.

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