Daily Dose Pick: KAWS

The first publication dedicated to the full range of work by subculture hero KAWS, this amazing eponymous monograph highlights a superstar from a new generation of pop artists.

A graffiti artist, painter, illustrator, sculptor, toymaker, and product designer, Brian Donnelly, aka KAWS, made his name altering public advertisements with X-eyed, skull-and-crossboned, spermazoidal characters, before turning his talents to editorial collaborations, collectible toy figures, design objects, and colorful canvases. A wildly successful crossover artist, KAWS cleverly makes Mickey Mouse, the Simpsons, Smurfs, and SpongeBob SquarePants anew.

Visit KAWS’ website, check out his gallery page, read an interview between the artist and Tobey Maguire, watch a video tour of his recent Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art survey exhibition, check out his return show at the Aldrich, collect his new edition of light bulbs for the Standard, and buy a copy of the dynamic Skira Rizzoli monograph.

Click through below for a gallery of double-page spreads from the book.

KAWS, double-page spread from the KAWS book, published by Skira Rizzoli © Brad Bridgers, KAWS, Skira Rizzoli, 2010