HONG KONG ART FAIR 2011, HK FESTIVAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. YOSHITOMO NARA, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, WARHOL.


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Can you tell I had fun at the media preview of the 2011 Hong Kong Art Fair? Take my hand and I’ll show you my favorites, from Japanese pop art to million dollar paintings by Warhol and Picasso.

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On the road to the HK Convention Centre in Wan Chai…

Cute panda baby t-shirt dress: gifted from A Bros (Seba and I are working with this Hong Kong brand — more soon!)
Faux fur jacket: Veeko, from a Hong Kong shop
Lace skirt: Spider, a Mongkok (Hong Kong) Goth Lolita shop
Wolf purse: gifted from Iron Fist

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Closeup on my makeup: blend, baby, blend. Thick fake eyelashes make the eyes pop. I use creamy white eyeliner to highlight the inner and outer corners of the eyes.

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International galleries set up exhibitions in the main hall. The iconic LOVE sculpture by Robert Indiana always makes me smile.

HONG KONG ART FAIR 2011, HK FESTIVAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. YOSHITOMO NARA, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, WARHOL. ART FAIRS HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK, Art collection, cocktail reception, hong kong convention center wan chai, Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, terry richardson, japanese pop art, japan artists, kawaii drawings, paintings cute girls, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst, china art gallery, museums

Some works that caught my eye: Ziggy Stardust submerged in flowers, glittery panda bears, a dysfunctional cat family.

HONG KONG ART FAIR 2011, HK FESTIVAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. YOSHITOMO NARA, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, WARHOL. Marble Arm sculpture by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, giving middle finger to authority. ART FAIRS HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK, a bros, a brothers, cute character dress, Art collection, cocktail reception, hong kong convention center wan chai, Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, terry richardson, japanese pop art, japan artists, kawaii drawings, paintings cute girls, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst, china art gallery, museums

This painting represents how I felt, browsing over 260 gallery spaces in the giant hall.

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To my delight, there was plenty of Japanese pop art.

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Pop quiz: can anyone name this artist? Love the kawaii anime girls and animals.

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I always wanted to be one of Yoshitomo Nara’s devious little girls.

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Basil Farrow can cosplay as this Nara tiger.

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Murakami’s cheery flowers.

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The upper floors had works by new artists, and solo exhibits by artists of Asian origin.

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Left: funny bunnies from Mother’s Tankstation, a contemporary visual art gallery in Dublin. Right: the rabbit opens up, flashes lights, and gives off steam.

HONG KONG ART FAIR 2011, HK FESTIVAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. YOSHITOMO NARA, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, WARHOL. ART FAIRS HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK, Art collection, cocktail reception, hong kong convention center wan chai, Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, terry richardson, japanese pop art, japan artists, kawaii drawings, paintings cute girls, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst, china art gallery, museums

The “Play” sign resonates with me. Art doesn’t need to be a hoity-toity experience. You can take part in the works; enjoy them in your own weird way.

HONG KONG ART FAIR 2011, HK FESTIVAL EXHIBIT OF FAMOUS ARTISTS. YOSHITOMO NARA, TAKASHI MURAKAMI, WARHOL. ART FAIRS HONG KONG CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK, Art collection, cocktail reception, hong kong convention center wan chai, Ai Weiwei, David LaChapelle, terry richardson, japanese pop art, japan artists, kawaii drawings, paintings cute girls, Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst, china art gallery, museums

Asia’s art market is booming, and the Hong Kong Art Fair was a bedazzling ride. Do check it out next year, if you have the chance.

Do you like art festas? What catches your eye? Got any favorite artists? I welcome you to leave links to their sites in the comments.

Song of the Day: Images – Love Emotion (classic synthpop/Euro hit from 1986)

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  • Cally

    Your dress is INSANE.  I want it.  Fun photos and I love art galleries too.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      <3

  • Gonzalo

    love look …..:D:D love videos youtube ¨¨__¨¨¨kawai

  • Michael

    Times like this I will like to be a model and try different fashions out. I don’t get fat but I don’t have a 6 pack. I could but I’m lazy. I don’t event have that much of beer belly and I drink 3 40’s a night.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      hahah

  • 47 334

    Have been to Tokyo Art Festa but never heard of this one before. I’m getting good vibes from Hong Kong so far.

    Nara is one of my favorite artists too.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Yes me too!

  • http://twitter.com Maria

    I like so much your outfits!*-*

  • http://twitter.com/kold1985 Maduray Bem

    Thanks for sharing ! I really like the photo with the “forest” painting, it looks very good :)

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      I loveeeeeee art festas… it’s like getting lost in a colorful world!

  • http://twitter.com Nate

    the Tiger painting is my favourite, Carmina.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Basil’s faovirte haha

  • http://twitter.com Anata

    Cool makeup. I lurvvvve Murakami. The writer and the artist both, lol.

  • http://twitter.com Reileen

     I love your shoes in the new blog post!

  • Angelica

    You always look like you’re having fun ^^

  • Emilia

    akashi Murakami – Yoshitomo Nar

  • Barb

    you look so cute.

  • Sarah

    Yes! And that outfit is lovely! ^___^

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      ^_______^

  • Doon

    So very pretty!

  • Chio

    you were in my dream, you had a mansion…but we were chased by zombies O.o

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Scary! I recently saw a zombie-ish movie, a Spanish one called REC.

  • Luca

    I don’t like it, I love it! <3

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      ;)

  • Louise E

    Nice, Carmina!

  • http://www.twitter.com Kristine

    oh you look great^-^

  • Stacy

    love the top

  • http://twitter.com/Dravarious Yukiro Dravarious

    OMG! so many good photos! I love the one where you looks like one of the dolls and the ones with the evil Queen Witch thorns  

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Muahaha :D
      I can imagine how you would pose in front of that one!

  • Elanie

    I like your whole outfit! Really cool purse too!! :D

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It’s by Iron Fist :D

  • Emilia

    ~ I so love those cute & adorable girls in the J-PopArt paintings~♥ the pictures are great! I always get a cuteness overdose when I visit or a new look into the ‘goth underworld’ of J-clubbing, music & art (-* w *-)b

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Love it!!

  • Roel

    Your hair is fab! Loving it

  • Cali

    NEW HAIR = YES

  • Erin

    cute! lol.

  • Gaby

    “かわいいね!(@⌒ー⌒@)

  • http://twitter.com/Parangnabi ☆ Parangnabi ☆

    I like a lot your new hair, btw, the art is just amazing *_*

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Thanks doll! YEAH I was surprised at how good the art show was!

  • Shin

    oh how I like those photos..^-^ I would like to try red hair color too, but it really suits you :]

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      <3

  • Justine

    Oh! That is a gorgeous cherry red! The art gallery pictured in those photos looks awesome too.

  • Hami

    the hairstyle and dress do suit you very well! wish I could visit an exhibition like that…

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      It was fun!

  • Tim Po

    Kawaii desu!

  • Christie

    Who is the artist who created the Kawaii anime girls that you asked the question, “Pop quiz: can anyone name this artist? Love the kawaii anime girls and animals?

    Thank you!(◕㉨◕)

  • Arezi

    MURAKAMI <3!

  • Jonna Hammarén

    You’ve amazing hair!

    http://jonnahammaren.blogspot.com

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      <3 I'm changing it up today…

  • Jrockonhigh

    I love the Japanese pop art and that panda painting.

    • http://www.lacarmina.com/blog lacarmina

      Wait til you see the panda cafe we visited!