Friday, August 8, 2014

Hello Kitty, Hello Art Pop Up 2012

Hello Kitty, Hello Art!
I was lucky enough to catch the short pop up art show of the book Hello Kitty, Hello Art at Openhouse Gallery Winter 2012. This post is long overdue but in my opinion timeless, especially for those who love pop culture and all things Sanrio.

The show featured works by famous fashion designers like Betsey Johnson and Paul Frank and artists Cat Cult, 64 Colors, and Kendra Binney. It was interactive with giant cutouts of snowmen, ladies dressed in Lolita fashion, and Hello Kitty prancing around. There were Hello Kitty lamps and cute tea pots and dishes. Artists Tim Conlon and Aiko were present to sign copies of Hello Kitty, Hello Art. It was a fun show with bright colors and cute pictures complete with a gift shop.
Hello Lady
Hello Kitty
My favorite images were done by Justin Hager. Here is his spin on Sanrio and samples of his typical artwork.
My Melo D.M.X
Da Bratz - Maru
Hello Kitty, Hello Art

Justin Hager