Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show

Updated: Jan 26, 2020


From left: Contributions to the show by Okuda San Miguel, Mayuka Yamamoto, Kazuki Takamatsu, Andrew Brandou, and Olivia De Berardinis.


Downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery, 571 S. Anderson St., announces that its next big bash, the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show (in partnership with Sanrio, parent company of Hello Kitty), is kicking off this weekend.

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.


Left: “Magic Maker, Make Your Magic,” acrylic on panel, 14” x 14” by Brandi Milne. Right: “Kitty Cake Time” (cardboard Sanrio boxes), paper and acrylic, 10.25” (h) x 9.25” (w) x 9” (d) by David Connelly of DOSSHAUS


Created in 1974 to inspire happiness, Hello Kitty has grown to embody the values of Japanese culture 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 reinterpreted the iconic image of Hello Kitty and her friends in their own aesthetic through a wide variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture and animation.

The launch event is open to the public and to Hello Kitty fans of all ages. Attendees will enjoy special surprises on opening night, including available prints of select 45th anniversary artwork and appearances by Hello Kitty.

Opening night is Saturday, June 29, from 7 to 11 p.m. (open to the public) in the Main Gallery, alongside an exhibition from 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.

The show runs through Aug. 3. Normal hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m.

For more information, call (310) 287-2340, visit http://CoreyHelfordGallery.com or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Participating artists include:

Aica

Albert Reyes

Alex Yanes

Allison Bamcat

Amy Sol

Andrew Brandou

Anthony Ausgang

APAK

Bao Pham

Bei Badgirl

Ben Frost

Bennett Slater

Brandi Milne

Bruce Parker

Buff Monster

Camilla d’Errico

Casey Weldon

Chishi Morimura