What happens if a former Disney illustrator creates a less reassuring and decidedly “Dark” Mickey Mouse?
In the case of KAWS, it becomes an unprecedented pop phenomenon.
In 1999, Brian Donnelly – illustrator and artist – created KAWS “Companion”: the iconic X-eyed, wavy-eared mouse, which became a very limited-edition pop-art and design piece displayed in the world’s leading international galleries.
Toy’s collectible firsts include having collaborated with almost every major brand and streetwear brand in the world; having “crashed” the Museum of Modern Art’s website when KAWS: WHAT PARTY – the figure inspired by the Michelin Man – was put up for sale.
Almost everything has been said or written about KAWS, yet we’ve unearthed 10 interesting facts about him that you may have missed.