Brian Donnelly is currently best known as the artist KAWS. KAWS is a New York-based artist who has made a name out of him designing limited edition toys and clothing. He is also a world-renowned artist who exhibits in museums and galleries internationally. His art stands somewhere between fine art and global commerce. KAWS moved beyond the sphere of the exclusive art market to occupy a more complex global market. 

  • KAWS, Isolation Tower Exhibition Puzzle, 2021
    Isolation Tower Exhibition Puzzle, 2021
  • KAWS, Untitled IV (Urge), 2020
    Untitled IV (Urge), 2020
  • KAWS, Dissected Companion (Black), 2018
    Dissected Companion (Black), 2018
  • KAWS, Small Lie (Brown), 2017
    Small Lie (Brown), 2017
  • KAWS, Companion Resting Place (Brown), 2013
    Companion Resting Place (Brown), 2013
  • KAWS, Resting Place Companion (Black), 2013
    Resting Place Companion (Black), 2013
  • KAWS, Companion Skeleton, 2007
    Companion Skeleton, 2007
  • KAWS, Tokion Neo Graffiti Project, 1999
    Tokion Neo Graffiti Project, 1999
  • KAWS, Tokion Neon Graffiti Project, 1999
    Tokion Neon Graffiti Project, 1999
  • KAWS, Tokion Neon Graffiti Project, 1999
    Tokion Neon Graffiti Project, 1999

Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS, is an American graffiti artist and designer known for his toys, paintings, and prints. He worked as an illustrator for Disney, and the influence of the mammoth entertainment company is evident in his cartoonish Companion series of figurines.


 Kaws art - the professional pseudonym of artist Brian Donnelly - is an acclaimed artist hailing from the United States of America, whose inspiration is drawn chiefly from his time working as an illustrator for Disney.


With tactile, cartoonish “Companion” figurines, exciting graffiti projects and bold paintings and prints, KAWS’ work is steeped in pop culture. He has experimented with a wide range of forms, from reworked advertisements to colourful multiples and even decorative teapots.


Here, you’ll find a little more about this prolific artist and discover why his pieces currently make for exceptional investment opportunities as well as superb display pieces or collectables in their own right.




Kaws art for sale most recognisable pieces are his “Companions”; toy-like figurines that vary in size, colour and design. They are usually cast in vinyl, with tactile features and highly emotive postures.


His works range considerably in proportion, with some standing at just over 10cm and others towering at over 850cm in height.


However, this prolific artist has been celebrated for his works across a range of different media. At The Lyons Gallery, our KAWS offering currently includes “Companion” pieces and lithographs of the artist’s graffiti work.



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