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Jun 07, 2019

Corey Helford Gallery x Sanrio Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show (6.29)

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Continuing their tradition of high-profile art shows, Sanrio will present the opening of the Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show on Saturday, June 29th at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los AngelesThe show will celebrate the iconic character with original artwork from 70+ artists including Andrew Brandou, Buff Monster, Camilla D'Errico, D*Face, Fafi, Junko Mizuno, Luke Chueh, Okuda San Miguel (above), Simone Legno, Tara Mcpherson and Yosuke Ueno.  See the official flier image for the full artist lineup.  Check out the photo gallery for a quick preview including a few in-progress images. It goes without saying, but this is a must-see show for everyone smitten by Hello Kitty.

Sanrio ||Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Group Show
Opening: Saturday, June 29th (7 - 11 PM)

Corey Helford Gallery
571 S Anderson Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Luke Pelletier x Mighty Jaxx — Robo Hammerhead (6.8)

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Mighty Jaxx will offer the fantastically funky Robo Hammerhead vinyl figure from Chicago-based artist Luke Pelletier as a pre-order on Saturday (6.8) at 6 AM PDT from the Mighty Jaxx web store for $129 (includes worldwide shipping).  Having grown up in a tourist town—presumably a beach city given his art—Pelletier's art explores the American vacation with a curious rather than critical gaze.

Robo Hammerhead is a glorious mashup, blending horror, sci-fi, rock 'n roll and countless aquatic themes/memes. This quadruple-take of an art toy is a strong translation of the artist's mix+match palette and retro-tinged imagery. It's also the kind of crazy, 'what is that' kind of piece that drew me into collecting art toys.

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