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Traitor (Top Secret)

Traitor (Top Secret)

2 250,00 €Price

"Traitor (Top Secret)" by Louise Hapton is a diptych from the "End of Kawaii" Series. 


Top Secret documents, the weapon of the traitor. 


An army is marching. They don’t wear mesh pants but cute petticoats and dresses, They will fight for their freedom and beliefs. They want peace — but will kill for it. They’re just like you and I. 


By using Lolitas, the artist is willingly choosing not to take any side. The universality of this kawaii army is the source of this series. 


But are they still this cute with blood on their hands? If you choose their side in this war, be sure of one thing: no matter who they were before, it’s the end of Kawaii.


Lolita fashion emerged in Japan during the 1990s as a radical form of street style born out of the Japanese taste for Hello Kitty cuteness. Although the term 'Lolita' has sexual connotations in Western culture due to the book of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov, in Japanese culture it refers to cuteness, elegance and modesty. Whether sweet, punk, gothic or any other of the many sub-categories of Lolita that exist, the style is characterised by outfits with a profusion of lacy frills and ruffles worn with demure accessories such as headpieces, gloves and parasols.


Louise Hapton has always been fascinated by this feminist movement and expression. She wears Lolita dresses on a regular basis and enjoys all types of Kawaii (cute) culture, especially if it has a dark twist. 


Original signed painting by Louise Hapton

Size: 2x(90x60cm) = 180x60cm

Technique: Acrylic and aerosol spray paint on two separate cotton canvases

Shipping from the UK


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