Sanrio has now created a total 100 adorable characters over the years, and to celebrate this achievement, PiQ has invited 100 artists to each re-create one of them in their style. I was thrilled to be invited to participate in this group show, and for my character I chose a little-remembered group called Polar Picnic.
There aren’t too many images of thee guys online, but it seems that there are always a few listings on Ebay, so that’s where I started.
Penguins and Polar bears are right in my wheelhouse. Here’s the Mochimochi Land version.
I couldn’t resist include Kitty Chan herself—she’s hiding toward the back of the piece, disguised as a snowman.
I’ll add more photos of details soon! I can’t wait to see the other works in the show.
HELLO KITTY & 99 FRIENDS
APRIL 16TH-MAY 14TH
PIQ GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL