Kitty in the city

Guess who else was in New York while i was there? This 6-metre-high Hello Kitty was created by artist Tom Sachs two years ago for his outdoor art exhibition. According to NY mag, he didn’t ask Sanrio for permission! He said, “Hello Kitty is so much a part of our popular culture, I don’t think anyone really owns it. It’s something licensed by Sanrio, but I think her spirit and love and purity belong to all of us.” It has a foam core which was then cast in bronze and then painted white. He made similar sculptures for Miffy and My Melody.

PS how about Hello Kitty as pizza ???? Or water bottles and postage stamps. In Osaka she moonlights as a hairdresser. ^__^

2 Comments

  1. Posted July 19, 2010 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    “Hello Kitty is so much a part of our popular culture, I don’t think anyone really owns it”…..uh, Yes they do. What a silly and convenient thing to say. I mean its a cool statue but, just because something is very well known doesn’t mean you can just do copyright infringement :/

  2. prettyprettyyumyum
    Posted July 19, 2010 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    haha!
    yeah it’s kinda naughty! he must not have gotten into trouble ???

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