Hello Kitty is an icon through multiple generations and cultures. You can spot the Hello Kitty image on anything imaginable from toys, to tee-shirts, to pop culture art. Conceived by the Japanese company Sanrio, Hello Kitty first appeared in 1974 and made her American debut in 1976.
This weekend only in New York City at the OPENHOUSE Gallery located on 379 Broome (Between Mott & Mulberry) you can view Hello Kitty inspired art work from Fashion Designer Betsey Johnson, AIKO, Paul Frank, POSE, Simone Legno, and many more popular artists for Sanrio’s first art exhibition in New York City.
If you can’t make it to the public gallery hours this weekend, here are some photos from the Hello Kitty, Hello Art! opening in NYC last night.
Besides the amazing gallery show you can also purchase the new book Hello Kitty, Hello Art! The book is 200+ pages of works of art inspired by Sanrio characters, by popular contemporary artists, compiled by Roger Gastman. Perfect Christmas gift for your Hello Kitty fan!