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Pop Artist

Life can be very unfair and very, very sad. I fist heard of the name Nagi Noda, a thirty five year old Japanese pop artist and all around amazing person, when I read an article about her death. Surgical complications after a car accident cut short a prolific, inventive, electrifying, and diverse career.

A well of imaginative and fun ideas, her works have included a collection of fantastic hair hats, bizarrely cool over-sized half panda/ half other animal costumes called Hanipanda, a collaborative fashion line with artist Mark Ryden called Broken Label, music videos for The Scissor Sisters and Yuki, this awesome poodle exercise video, this Coca Cola commercial, and a brilliant project called Horror Caf? – an actual caf? she opened that served funny, Halloween themed food and had customers sit in coffin chairs.

She was lovely and I am sad the world has lost such a unique artist and voice. Truly awesome to the end she passed away “in her Mark Ryden dress, Chanel boots, perfect make-up with Viktor & Rolf lace black eye lashes.”

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Posted on September 15, 2008

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