Blythe Installation by ALFORT at gallery hanahou

I suspect that many of you are fans of Blythe, the ’70s-toy-turned-indie-fashion-icon who’s so popular with the scissor set these days. I’m not so much of a doll person, but even I’m charmed by her enormous color-changing eyes.

If you’re a fan and in New York, you’ll want to check out the opening we’re having next Thursday at gallery hanahou, for “Lilliput ~ my little friends.” The exhibit is an installation by the Japanese avant-garde art collective ALFORT, who will use 60+ customized Blythes to create a dreamlike scene of little people who inhabit a landscape of unconscious memory.


ALFORT are five women who create art around the concept of an imaginary ballet company whose productions all star Blythe dolls. (Can you get more Japanese than that?) Three of the members of Alfort will be at the opening on the 10th, and it’s even rumored that they might bring mochi!

The show will run April 10 – May 14, so if you can’t make it to the opening, you’ll have about a month to stop by. And if you live someplace besides New York, the dolls and other artwork from the show will also be available online at the gallery website starting around April 16th.

Hope to see you there on Thursday!

Lilliput ~ my little friends
Theatre ALFORT
April 10 – May 14
Opening reception Thursday April 10, 6-9 pm (RSVP )
gallery hanahou
611 Broadway, Suite 730, NYC
[Seventh Floor of the Cable Building, NW corner of Broadway and Houston]
M-F 12-6 pm, Sat by appt. only

3 thoughts on “Blythe Installation by ALFORT at gallery hanahou

  1. Oh wow, thanks for sharing! I wish I was in NYC – I’m a Blythe collector – but at least I’ll get to look at the pictures of the show online. So cool!

  2. Wow! I wnt to go because I’ve heard of Blythe and the cool Beuty Contests they have, but I live on the other side of the country.

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