Hello Kitty Con 2014 | Celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary

November 15 2014 . 10:48pm

Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.

Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 offered interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!

Photos courtesy of Brent Broza

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KNOWN GALLERY events | Los Angeles, Las Vegas & Canada

August 11 2010 . 07:25pm

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OZUMA KANAME & HORIYOSHI III | IREZUMI BIJIN at Known Gallery

August 11 2010 . 02:50pm

Known Gallery & Tattoo Hollywood
proudly present:
OZUMA KANAME & HORIYOSHI III
REZUMI BIJIN


 

About the artists:

Ozuma Kaname

Born in Niigata, Japan in 1939, Ozuma Kaname began studying traditional
Japanese painting under his uncle, artist Sakai Soushi, from a young age.
Moving to Tokyo at the age of 18, he trained as an art dealer while working
at a printing company. Afterwards, he moved on to the publishing industry
where he illustrated tattoos. The majority of his work continues to be
tattoo-related along with other traditional Japanese themes; and often
serves as a source of inspiration for master tattooist Horiyoshi III, whose
clients in turn, are often depicted in Ozuma’s paintings.

Horiyoshi III

Born Yoshihito Nakano in 1946, Horiyoshi III is the second tattooist to be bestowed the honorific title—the tattooist affixation "Hori" means engrave—in a line started by his master, the legendary tattoo artist Yoshitsugu Muramatsu, or Shodai Horiyoshi of Yokohama (Muramatsu went on to dub his son Horiyoshi II, and later Nakano was named Horiyoshi III).
His images are classical Japanese woodblock print motifs such as the phoenix, dragon, snakes, tigers, samurai warriors, Buddhist gods to name a few as well as background images of waves, clouds and various flowers. Among Horiyoshi III’s published works are 36 Ghosts, 108 Heroes of the Suikoden, 100 Demons, and The Namakubi (severed heads), 100 Dragons and 58 Warriors. Horiyoshi?s artistic genius and generosity of spirit have had a defining impact on the world of tattooing, taking it to new levels in this new century.

When:
Opening reception: August 26th, 2010
Show runs:
August 26th, 2010 to September 18th, 2010

Where:
Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
310-860-6263
info@knowngallery.com

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Tattoo Hollywood | August 20-22

August 02 2010 . 03:17pm

Find out more at: TattooHollywood.com

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Tattoo Hollywood convention | August 21-23 2009

August 14 2009 . 03:04pm

The Grand BallRoom
Renaissance Hollywood Hotel

1755 N. Highland Ave.
Hollywood
, CA 90028

Find out more at: tattoohollywood.com

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