40 Artists Create Original Works to Celebrate the Brand's 40th Anniversary

By: Meghan Young - Oct 10, 2014
References: janm.org & coolhunting
If there is an onslaught of Hello Kitty art or other paraphernalia in the next few weeks, that is because the brand happens to be celebrating its 40th anniversary. A momentous occasion, it has resulted in the first-ever retrospective, which will feature Hello Kitty Art from 40 artists at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California.

Curated by Dr Christine Yano, author of 'Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific,' with the help of JapanLA curator Jamie Rivadeneira, the comprehensive exhibit will feature much more than Hello Kitty art. It will also display an extensive collection of vintage and rare Hello Kitty products from Sanrio’s archives. Nevertheless, fans of the franchise will love the interpretations by Kazuki Takamatsu, Konatsu, Kristin Tercek and many more.