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Go Inside KAWS' Art-Filled Brooklyn Home

The Donnellys have created a collection- and kid-friendly space
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Image via: Architectural Digest

Image via: Architectural Digest

The latest issue of Architectural Digest offers a look inside the Brooklyn home of one Brian Donnelly, better known as KAWS. The living space occupies one side of a triangle-shaped industrial building, the other side taken up by administrative offices and art storage. Donnelly, who confesses to being "not very social," splits his time between home base and his studio, which is just a short bike ride away.

Donnelly and his wife sculptor wife Julia Chiang have create a cozy environment for their young daughters, Sunny and Lee. Unsurprisingly, there's plenty of art on display, including the large Keith Haring painting hanging in what Sunny calls the "Haring room."  Other rooms feature pieces by the likes of Raymond Pettibon, George Condo, Mike Kelley, Alex Katz and more. "I don’t buy art to put in specific places," says Donnelly. "I just collect what I love and hope to find a place for it to be visible." Interestingly, with the exception of a stray BFF plush toy or two, there's a glaring absence of KAWS artwork. "I spend all day every day surrounded by my work," he says. "When I come home, it's refreshing to focus on other artists."

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