KAWS is a New York-based artist and designer of limited edition toys and clothing. He was born in 1974 as Brian Donnelly. KAWS began his career as a graffiti artist and now mainly produces limited edition vinyl toys. Through all of his projects, KAWS has successfully blurred the line between fine art and mass-produced merchandise. He uses his products to allow his imagery to infiltrate a larger audience than that of the fine art world.