KAWS, also known as Brian Donnelly, is a renowned artist based in New York. He gained fame by designing limited edition toys and clothing, blurring the line between fine art and global commerce. Graduating from the School of Visual Arts, he initially worked as a freelance animator for Disney. As a graffiti artist, KAWS subverted images on bus shelters and billboards, garnering unexpected notoriety. His vinyl toys became highly sought after by art collectors, particularly in Japan. KAWS has collaborated with notable brands and reimagined iconic characters. He is celebrated for his acrylic paintings and sculptures, showcased in exhibitions worldwide. Currently residing in Brooklyn, New York, KAWS continues to make a significant impact in the art world.