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Christmas Shopping: Martin Hsu Art and Design Holiday Offerings 2014

By Martin | Published: November 26, 2014

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

Cyber Monday:

Monday, 12/01/14

Holiday Group Art Show:

Thursday, 12/04/14 

Double Online Release:

Friday, 12/05/14

Holiday Pop-up Store:

Saturday, 12/06/14

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Google Android Art Show at Googleplex by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: November 17, 2014

Emo robots and their animal friends!

Honored and excited to produce a new series of original paintings aim to bring life to the much beloved Google Android.

A celebration of friendship, play, and big dreams!

 

Android and Me, official Google art show by Martin Hsu

November, 2014 – February, 2015

Slice Gallery, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA

All inquiries please email info@martinhsu.com

or

visit official Google Slice Gallery website

Android Tunes

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200 SOLD

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Android Food

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200

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Android Dreams

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$1200 SOLD

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Android Wear

20″ x 20″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$2000 SOLD

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Android Hangouts

24″ x 36″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$3000

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Android Cloud

36″ x 24″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$3000

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Android Love

48″ x 24″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

$4000

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Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibition at JANM by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: October 8, 2014

Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary by exploring her colorful history and influence on art and culture in the first-ever exhibition of its kind. Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty combines a retrospective product-based, historical and sociological examination of the Hello Kitty phenomenon with an art exhibition emphasizing her influence on contemporary art.

Opening October 11th and on view through April 26th, 2015, Hello! will explore the evolution of Hello Kitty through a display of rare and unique pieces from Sanrio’s archives. Also, workshops, lectures, and panel discussions will be offered during the run of the exhibition. Visit www.janm.org/exhibits/hellokitty to learn more!”

Tickets on sale now here

 

Honored to have participated in Hello Kitty’s 35th and Sanrio’s 50th Anniversary Exhibitions in 2009 and 2010.

 

Once Upon A Kitty Wedding by Martin Hsu

24″ x 48″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood, 2009

Sanrio’s 50th Family Vacation by Martin Hsu

36″ x 48″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood, 2010

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Now more than ecstatic to be one of 40 artists creating original artwork in celebration of Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary Exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum.

 

 

For Hello Kitty’s 40th, I hiked up a glorious golden mountain seeking a transcending experience…

 

 

On a quest to explore beauty in subtlety…

 

 

Where I stumbled upon fields of romantic peony flowers…

 

 

And greeted by a happy couple that walked among the clouds…

 

 

They spoke of unspoken messages where all love is left unsaid, but understood…

 

I became a believer

 

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Hello Kitty Transcendence

24″ x 36″ acrylic and cel vinyl on wood

Martin Hsu, 2014

Hello Kitty 40th Anniversary Exhibition

Japanese American National Museum

October 11th, 2014 – April 26th, 2015

All inquiries please email hellokittyart@japanla.com

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Become a believer in Kawaii…

 

and take a stroll in the Hello Kitty Dreamscape at JANM with me

 

Click above image for WIP sneak preview video by Bearo

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Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

Contributing artists include Kozyndan, Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, Junko Mizuno, Paul Frank, and many more. See all 40 artists here.

 

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Kidrobot SF Dragon Dog Blacky Vinyl Figure Signing by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: September 12, 2014

CHOW CHOW ~ CHOW!

Signing & Release Dragon Dog Blacky at Kidrobot San Francisco!

When: Saturday, 9/20 from 6-8pm

Release: Blacky OG and Blue color variants

FREE exclusive Blacky print with purchase!

See you there!

REJOICE! Dragon Dog Blacky is now available online!

I feel tremendously blessed to be able to design and produce my best buddy for 13.5 years into a figure to bring joy into other people’s lives.

Blacky was a massive black chow chow who could’ve easily been mistaken for a bear. Despite his furry presence, Blacky was the most loving pup with slobber to match.

After Blacky became a Dragon Dog, I made a series of intimate comics titled Blackie in celebration of his majestic life. Circa 2005, they were based on actual events including this one-

The making of Dragon Dog Blacky, the vinyl figure has been exciting and emotional. Wanted to make sure his exuberance and craving for happiness comes through. Weeks later, we had a prototype that was eager to greet the world!

And months later, the little Dragon Dog with purple tongue and golden antlers was ready to fly off to new homes!

As the perfect travel companion, Blacky was especially photogenic with good food!

Dragon Dog Blacky
4″ designer vinyl figure
$25

Exclusive Release: Friday 9/12 at NOON PST in my Shop

Click here to get your own Blacky!

Personally, Blacky represents that special animal friend who will always be a part of us.

I hope he makes you smile! Look out for slobber!

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In Dreams 夢遊, Solo Exhibition by Martin Hsu, Wrong Gallery Taipei, Taiwan 8/9/14

By Martin | Published: August 6, 2014

In dreams, where remembrance blooms and nostalgia thrives.

 In dreams, where memories are relived and folktales are retold.

 In Dreams, a new series of original paintings which leads us down a narrative path

through familiar folktales and nostalgic peonyscapes.

A reminder of precious moments once upon simple times with good food and company.

 In Dreams, a glorification of folk leisure and a celebration of life as we know it.

In Dreams 夢遊, new works by Martin Hsu

August 9th – September 2nd, 2014

Wrong Gallery Taipei, Taiwan

All inquiries please email info@martinhsu.com

Wonderland 夢遊記

48″ x 20″ triptych

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (white)

$5000

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Little Red 女兒紅

40″ x 16″ diptych

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (dark brown)

$4000

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Good Look 好衣

12″ x 9″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$800

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Good Place 好住

9″ x 12″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$800

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Good Ride 好行

9″ x 12″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$800

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Good Food 好食

12″ x 9″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$800 *sold

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Seven Dwarfs 喝的足

20″ x 20″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$2000 *sold

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Three Pigs 吃的好

20″ x 20″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$2000 *sold

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Three Bears 吃的飽

20″ x 20″

acrylic on wood

custom wooden floating frame (black)

$2000 *sold

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San Diego Comic Con SDCC 2014 Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: July 21, 2014

See you there!

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Mobile Library Book Bus in Mongolia with Dragon Boy by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: May 22, 2014

Honored and excited to be designing the exterior of the first ever Mobile Library in Mongolia!

Huge thanks to the fine folks from GOHELP.org.uk and CharityRallies.org for reaching out and entrusting this magical task in Dragon Boy and I!

MOBILE LIBRARY PROJECT

Go Help UK Charity’s Representative Office in Mongolia

“This mobile library project will aim to create opportunities that will provide educational training and promote a lifelong love of reading and literacy in underserved areas that will empower children and families with life-long learning.

Thought might be fun to create not only decorative elements for the bus, but narrative as well. So a family of Mongolian horses was born with Dragon Boy as an ambassador for big dreams and smiles!

Our Objectives:

1. Impart a love of reading to children

2. Provide library and internet services to villages and city suburbs that have no library buildings

3. Enrich the learning experience for children in need

4. Reach out groups of those who have difficulty accessing libraries, e.g., occupants of

retirement homes, homebound people without anyone to go to the library for them

I think Dragon Dog is ready!

More updates soon! Stay tuned!

- Martin

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Martin Hsu at Emerald City Comic Con 2014 in Seattle!

By Martin | Published: March 24, 2014

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Dragon Boy “Noir Amour” Designer Vinyl Figure by Martin Hsu

By Martin | Published: January 28, 2014

Dragon Boy Noir Amour color edition for the upcoming season of love…

Please email info@martinhsu.com for exclusive online release info

 

 

Dragon Boy Noir Amour Signing + Release Party:

February 8th, 2014 from 2 – 5 pm in Taipei, Taiwan

Click here for official Facebook invite

 

Feel the love ^_^

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Happy Year of the Horse from Dragon Boy and Martin Hsu!

By Martin | Published: January 27, 2014

A very happy Lunar New Year from Dragon Boy, Blacky, and Martin!

Please feel free to grab the e-card below and share with your loved ones!

Join the Word of Dragon Boy on Facebook!

Horse Folk

11″ x 14″ / acrylic on wood / Giant Robot Gallery / Year of Horse Show

All inquiries email eric@giantrobot.com

Wild at Heart

11″ x 14″ / acrylic on wood / Wrong Gallery / Year of Horse show

All inquiries email ginger@wrongmuseum.com

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