Artastic Artist: KAWS

KAWS, or KAWSONE is an artist that I’ve known about and seen the work of for a long time, but haven’t really payed attention to until just recently.  Growing up in New Jersey, he got into graffiti, and turned that into a career.  Brian Donnelly went to the School of Fine Arts in New York, and studied illustration.  He likes to appropriate imagery from other sources like Disney and Nickelodeon cartoons, and use them in his super popular, limited edition sculptures and paintings.  He also has his own clothing and accessory line called Original Fake.  And his works are shown in galleries all over the world, and praised as works blurring the line between fine and commercial art, like the pop artists.  His artwork is featured on the cover of The Clipse’s newest album, Til The Casket Drops, and he’s done work with everyone from Kanye West and Lil’ Wayne to New York Magazine and Kiehl’s.  Click on the image above to link to his personal blog on his website.

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