Painting a Moment in Cute

On Saturday, July 10th, we attended the amazing gallery opening for Natalia Fabia‘s “Fashionable Aftertaste Without End,” along with huge crowds of art lovers, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City.

The gallery was jam packed with guests enjoying the amazing artwork she had created over the past year for this opening. We had never seen this gallery quite as full as it was this night.

All of Natalia’s works were inspired by her love of all things “kawaii” and Eastern. The models in all of her work, whom she always refers to as “hookers”, are friends of hers she has encountered who represent strong and beautiful womanhood in the current world.

Photo by Italian Vogue. Natalia (center, in yellow) poses with some of her models.

We were lucky enough to be approached by Natalia to be immortalized by her classically trained painting techniques into a beautiful work of art. Seeing the work brought tears to our eyes.

"Happy Friend Tree" with Yume Ninja (Left) and Chubby Bunny (right)

"Sweet Lolita"

Natalia also created an enormous chandelier created from laser-cut plexiglass, sparkling pink chain, and thousands of Swarovski crystals. We would kill to have something like that in our house!

Before the gallery even opened, Natalia had sold 8 of her 12 new pieces she created for this collection. We were happily informed that our painting, “Happy Friend Tree,” sold to a private collector in Hong Kong!

A delish Rilakkuma cake!

You can see more photos from the night at our Flickr page.

The gallery will continue to show these wonderful pieces until August 11th, so please take some time to see them before they make their way across the world!

Corey Helford Gallery
8522 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232
T: 310-287-2340
Tues – Sat: Noon – 6pm
www.coreyhelfordgallery.com

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