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12" Black Tattoo & Set-Up Snaps for { AR+OY } "since michael lau" (Opening Feb 8)

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For HKD$4000 (apron. US$516-), you'd be able to walk away with the above 12" TATTOO BLACK figure (numbered 01/99) from Michael Lau, currently holding his { AR+OY } "since michael lau" exhibition launching February 8th @ 1/F, Sejong Center Exhibit Hall in Seoul, Korea.

Here's a look at the set-up for the show, courtesy of images found on Michael Lau Facebook (via a variety of sources, including Tomm Wong and How2Work). The main exhibition hall showcases Michael's 12" Gardeners, as well as a new section featuring his "urban vinyl" figures, and very interestingly has prototypes / initial figure sculpts (loving the numbered joints lol) and toy parts all laid out for show!

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My absolutely favorite of the exhibits has to be his sketches and materials used to create his 12" Gardeners from his early years, including a look at his hand-cut display window boxes! Personally, this is a real treat to be able to witness the "behind-the-scenes" aspect of Michael's retrospective work. Very inspiring indeed!

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Also on hand are two larger-than-life 9-feet tall TATTOO figures (based from one of his earliest Gardener vinyl figures) - one fully painted (am I a fanboy to want to have my pic taken with it????) and the other a grey unpainted version, awaiting visitors to the exhibition!

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