Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hello Kitty Art Show!

I was one of 80 artists in the world picked to participate in the big Hello Kitty 35th Anniversary Art Show! I found this big old door in my neighborhood and painted it up, but Sanrio rejected my piece saying it was too "violent and disturbing". Haha! Oh yea, and Hello Kitty doesn't have a mouth, either.



So I rocked a second piece for them in two hours...no sketching, pre-planning or penciling...just straight ink and paint on board. Booyah. Fuck it, she still has samurai swords and nunchucks.

The show takes place tomorrow night at Royal/T on 8910 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232. Artist bios/pics at:
http://sanrio.com/threeapples/artist#af
If anyone wants to buy the door, hit me up.

7 comments:

The Notorious N.A.T !!! said...

AWESOME!!! THE BOARD KICKS ASS!!!

Justin Bowers said...

I love the second one, but Hello Kitty McGill is much more sublime. Shame on Sanrio for not recognizing the mixed-meme genius in that piece.

dee! said...

I found the board way less disturbing than the bloody-sword kitty. Damn.

Food One said...

Justin, you're the first one who got the Mike McGill reference. that was the first skate deck i ever owned!

alfie bo balfie said...

rejected??? they are so trippin'! both pieces are dope tho! can't wait to see it sunday

Justin Bowers said...

I've had a few McGill decks in my day as well. Hell, I'd love to see your Kitty McGill on a deck.

Meesimo said...

Sweet, that one on the bottom right is X-tra dope!
Cheers