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The Care Bears Come to Los Angeles in Corey Helford’s New Exhibition cover

The Care Bears Come to Los Angeles in Corey Helford’s New Exhibition

Who’s your favorite Care Bear™️? Was it Birthday Bear, the orange cub with a cupcake on his stomach? How about Grumpy Bear, the Eeyore of Care-a-Lot Castle? If you grew up in the ’80s (hello, Millennials), you’ll likely remember the multicolored teddies from their animated specials, feature-length films, and popular TV series (1995 – ’98).

Millennials, don’t grow up just yet; this month, Los Angeles gallery Corey Helford hosts Care Bears™️ Forever, an exclusive group exhibition inspired by classic Care Bears characters. Featuring new work from over 75 international artists, the exhibition was created in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, the parent company of the Care Bears brand.

“We are thrilled to present Care Bears™️ Forever, our first-ever art exhibit that celebrates the timeless appeal of Care Bears,” says Kristeen Tibbits, Cloudco Entertainment’s head of marketing. “This marks a pivotal and highly anticipated moment for the brand and showcases the brand's evolution in art and culture, bringing together over 75 talented artists. We’re excited to see how these artists have infused their unique styles and perspectives into the whimsical land of Care-A-Lot. This exhibit not only pays homage to the brand's heritage but also serves as a vibrant reflection of its continued relevance in today's culture."

Created in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, ‘Care Bears™️ Forever’ features over 75 international artists who celebrate the teddies’ timeless appeal.
'Crochety Cloud Goblin' by Camilla d'Errico

The artists featured in Care Bears™️ Forever include:

aica, Ana Bagayan, Andrea Guzzetta, Andrew Brandou, Angie Jones, Anthony Ausgang, APAK, Arturo García de las Heras, Ashley Dreyfus, Bennett Slater, Blaine Fontana, Bob Dob, Brady Willmott, Brandi Milne, Bubblehead, bumblebeelovesyou, Camilla d'Errico, Carlos Ramos, Caroline Gaudreault, Chen-Dao Lee, Christybomb, Chishi Morimura, Ciou, Eric Joyner, Ewa Prończuk-Kuziak, Hallie Packard, Hanna Jaeun, Harald Austad, Hikari Shimoda, Jackie Dunn Smith, Jana Brike, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, JD King, Jesús Aguado, Junko Mizuno, Blythe by Junko Wong and Junie Moon, Junna Maruyama, Kazuki Takamatsu, Kii Arens, Kiseok Kim, Kristen Liu-Wong, Leegan Koo, Li Shanmei, Luke Chueh, Magda Archer, Mariko, Mario Soria, Martin Hsu, Mayuka Yamamoto, Melany, Messy Desk, Michael Mararian, Miho Hirano, Molly Devlin, Naoto Hattori, Nate Frizzell, Noritoshi Mitsuuchi, Nouar, Nychos, ONCH, Pip & Pop, Raul Guerra, Richard Ahnert, Robert Palacios, Shinnosuke Hariya, Simone Legno of Tokidoki, Sun-Mi, Tetsuji Aoyama, Thomas Ascott, three, Tina Yu, Xue Wang, Yoko d'Holbachie, Yulia Pustoshkina, Yuka Sakuma, Yumiko Kayukawa, and Zoé Byland.

Care Bears™️ Forever runs through March 30, 2024, at Corey Helford Gallery in downtown Los Angeles alongside Care Bears™️ Forever Pop-up Shop in Gallery 2 and Friends Forever: The Beary Besties Gallery in Gallery 3. For more information, please visit Corey Helford Gallery here.

Created in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, ‘Care Bears™️ Forever’ features over 75 international artists who celebrate the teddies’ timeless appeal.
'Sparkle Heart Girl' by Miho Hirano
'Tokidoki Care Bears' by Simone Legno of Tokidok
'Head In The Clouds' by Jasmine Becket-Griffit
‘Care Bears’ by Junko Wong and Junie Moon
‘Care Bears’ by Junko Wong and Junie Moon
Created in partnership with Cloudco Entertainment, ‘Care Bears™️ Forever’ features over 75 international artists who celebrate the teddies’ timeless appeal.
‘Care Bears’ by Junko Wong and Junie Moon

Corey Helford Gallery: Website | Instagram

All photos published with permission of the artist(s); featured image by Brandi Milne.

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Morgan  Laurens 

Morgan Laurens (she/her/hers) is NOT REAL ART’s editor in chief. Morgan is an arts writer from the Midwest who enjoys saying “excuse me” when no actual pardon is needed. She specializes in grant writing and narrative-based storytelling for mission-driven artists and arts organizations. With a background in printmaking, pop culture, and classic literature, Morgan believes a girl’s best friend is the pile of books on her bedside table.

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