Starting October 22nd through November 15th Royal-T in Los Angeles and Sanrio are celebrating Hello Kitty's 35th birthday.
Hundreds of people showed up at the opening to see Hello Kitty. Japan La curated an art show with 60 artists doing their version of Hello Kitty. Participating artists include Gary Baseman, Ron English, Buff Monster, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Natalia FAbia, Buff Monster, and me. Yes, Sanrio and Japan La were kind to ask me to do my Hello Kitty painting, which you can see below. It's up in the gallery and on sale. I hope Hello Kitty likes it.
So many people came to her birthday party. I think there were at least 500 people, which is a lot for a fictional cat's birthday party. When I was 7 years old, I threw a birthday party for my cat Shintaro but only my grandma came, and she had to leave early to get acupuncture. I miss you, Shintaro.