HONG KONG///LAST LOOK///TERRY RICHARDSON x MICHAEL LAU…

December 21, 2007  |  Uncategorized

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The ultimate "action" figure...

At a time when the artist collaboration game has run out of steam, leave it to rogue photographer TERRY RICHARDSON to flip the script and breathe new life into the concept as he did so amazingly with artist and toymaker MICHAEL LAU this month at DIESEL's BRAVE GALLERY in Hong Kong. After being invited by the Italian fashion brand to travel to Brasil to photograph the local "wildlife," in spring of this year, Richardson invited Lau to add his spin to the Terry myth when the resulting collection of photographs traveled to Lau's native Hong Kong for their grand unveiling. The result was easily the greatest "interactive" toy ever created when Lau fabricated a larger-than-life, anatomically correct, fully-articulated action figure of our man with the golden Yashica to display as the exhibit's showstopping centerpiece alongside several of his own large-scale paintings and a series of illustrations of the goggled photographer (which have been published as a limited-edition book available only at the exhibition). Why can't all art shows be this cool???...

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Terry's "interactive" doppleganger...

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Mr lau keeps his pants on...
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Terry's joystick...

THE BOOK:
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