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Showing: “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty” @ JANM

Showing through April of next year at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) is an exhibition celebrating the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty. Although the subject matter is not for everyone, some of the artists involved in this show in Los Angeles certainly should be familiar to our readers, including Colin Christian (interviewed) who contributed the piece seen above. Along with original artwork, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States also had a selection of related products on display, with rare and unique items […]
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Openings: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Openhouse Gallery

This past weekend New York City got a dose of the Hello Kitty treatment from Sanrio and a load of talented artists. Following a packed showcase for the Hello Kitty, Hello Art book release and exhibition at Known Gallery (covered), Kitty and the crew took over Openhouse Gallery in Chinatown for a pop-up show fit for the big apple. With custom created installation by Dabs & Myla and a limited print release with Betsy Johnson to go along with a new holiday giftshop, it wasn’t shocking […]
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Upcoming: “Hello Kitty, Hello Art!” @ Known Gallery

On Sunday, October 14th (1pm-6pm), the Known Gallery in Los Angeles will be holding book release party for Hello Kitty, Hello Art!, a hardcover collectible book featuring works of art inspired by Sanrio characters including of course – the beloved Hello Kitty. Upping the ante, a group exhibition of all new art will be on display including custom chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, a neon installation by RISK, and new works by 64 Colors, AIKO, Caia Koopman, DABS MYLA, Kenton Parker, Niagara, Shepard Fairey and Simone Legno […]

Preview: Basel Week Miami ’10: Sanrio 50th Anniversary Show

Fresh off the clamoring success of Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary bash in Southern California, Small Gift Los Angeles (covered), the art exhibition and pop-up store tag team celebration will be traveling down to South Beach next week to coincide with Art Basel Miami Beach. As the cornerstone of the touring event, 50 internationally-recognized artists were selected by curator R. Rock Enterprises to create original works in their signature medium, showcasing their favorite Sanrio characters within an 8,000 square foot custom space in the Wynwood Arts District. […]
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Openings: “Three Apples” Hello Kitty Show @ Royal T

Hate it or love it, Hello Kitty (HK) is alive and well, thriving in fact. This globally recognized icon kicked off her birthday festivities with last night’s VIP opening of “3 Apples: An Exhibition Celebrating 35 Years of Hello Kitty” at Royal/T Cafe (if you remember, a previous KAWS event was held there) in Culver City. Reveling in a stat that might make most women cringe, “3 Apples,” publicly references this 35-year-old’s weight. Don’t worry, Ms. Kitty, three apples doesn’t really weigh that much. Some […]
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Preview: “Three Apples” Hello Kitty Show @ Royal T

We have tried to avoid posting about this show for a while now, but glimpses of new work pouring into the AM office forced our hand. Yes, Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary is upon us (what, you didn’t know?) and SANRIO has enlisted a pretty nice list of artists to help them celebrate including Gary Baseman (featured), Ron English (featured), Buff Monster (featured), Camilla d’Errico, Luke Chueh (interviewed), Deph, Yosuke Ueno, Colin Christian, Amanda Visell, Jeremyville, Melissa Haslam (interviewed), Hush (interviewed) just to name a few. […]