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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.

Hello Kitty Strawberry

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.

Hello Kitty Hello Art!

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.

Betsey Jonson, Hello Kitty

Betsey Jonson, Hello Kitty

Paul Frank, Hello Kitty

Paul Frank, Hello Kitty

Simone Legno, Hello Kitty

Simone Legno, Hello Kitty

RISK, Hello Kitty

RISK, Hello Kitty

Niagara, Hello Kitty

Niagara, Hello Kitty

Dabs Myla, Hello Kitty

Dabs Myla, Hello Kitty

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!

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Book

Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Book

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