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Tag: Brian Donnelly

  • Auction Preview

    Trespassing

    Brian Donnelly, who works professionally as KAWS, is an American artist whose figurative cast sculptures bridge the distance between fine and commercial art. KAWS formerly worked as a freelance animator for 101 Dalmatians. He also worked as a night graffiti artist, and these illegal paintings created a framework for his…

    KATHERINE BERNHARDT (B.1975)
  • Auction Preview

    Phillips x Artsy: Wrapped/Unwrapped

    The work of illustrator Brian Donnelly, also known as KAWS, involves the use of X’s in the place of eyes, the nose, and ears of popular cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse and SpongeBob. Offered in the upcoming auction by Phillips is a Pinocchio figurine with ‘x’-ed out eyes, a representation of Donnelly’s…

    NICOLAS PARTY
  • Auction Industry

    Auction Blotter: Julie Curtiss Shocks, Ed Ruscha Sizzles, and KAWS Keeps On Keeping On in the New York Day Sales

    Installation view of Phillips "New Now" Auction exhibition. Courtesy of Phillips. The late-September day sales in New York might not get the high-wattage attention of the splashy evening sales, but this is where auction stars of the future are made. Here’s a rundown of the notable results at Phillips, Christie’s,…