Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery celebrates the Hello Kitty® 45th Anniversary Group Show (in partnership with Sanrio®, parent company of Hello Kitty), with an art party on Saturday, June 29 in the Main Gallery. Hello Kitty has been a symbol of friendship and kindness for 45 years, with a fan base that spans multiple generations. This special group exhibition, featuring 100 artists from all over the globe, examines the world of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture.
Okuda San Miguel “Hello Kitty Skull” synthetic enamel on wood, 39.4″ x 39.4″
Created in 1974 to inspire happiness, Hello Kitty has grown to embody the values of Japanese cultures through showing kindness, respect and the true meaning of friendship. Over the years, she has captured the imagination of people around the world and today appears on a broad range of products and experiences that appeal to her legions of fans and is the subject of countless brand collaborations and artistic explorations.
The artists featured in this exhibition have re-interpreted the iconic image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums including painting, sculpture and animation. Attendees will enjoy special surprises on opening night including available prints of select 45th anniversary artwork and appearances by Hello Kitty. Artists include: Aica, Albert Reyes, Amy Sol, Anthony Ausgang, APAK, Bao Pham, Bei Badgirl, Brandi Milne, Buff Monster, Chris Berens, Christybomb, Ciou, Dan Litzinger, David Connelly of DOSSHAUS, Darcy Yates, D*Face, Dilka Bear, Eric Joyner, Fafi, HERAKUT, Jessica Louise, Jonathan Viner, Junko Mizuno, Kukula, Luke Chueh, Marc Scheff, Marie Larkin, Mark Mothersbaugh, Miho Hirano, Mike Stilkey, Miss Kika, Okuda San Miguel, Pip & Pop, Pogo, Relm, Renée French, RISK, Sarah Folkman, TADO, Tina Yu, Yosuke Ueno, Yu Maeda, Yuka Sakuma, Zoé Byland
and many more
In addition to the Hello Kitty® 45th Anniversary Group Show in the Main Gallery, be sure to see the work of The London Police in Gallery 2 and a four-artist show featuring Andrew Brandou, Bennett Slater, Jim McKenzie, and Ramiro Davaro-Comas in Gallery 3.
On view: June 29 – August 3, 2019