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May 15, 2014

Michael Lau -- ‘remember-disc time-travel’ exhibition

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Michael Lau’s ‘remember-disc   time-travel’ exhibition opened last night (5.15) in HK at his pop-up gallery in Causeway Bay, to coincide with Art Basel HK.   As we mentioned before, the show pieces were based on quotes that inspired or resonated with the artist.    Lau created forty-four pieces for the exhibition matching his current age,  thirty-five circular (disc) pieces – sixteen on wood and nineteen on canvas  as well as nine stainless steel sculptures presented on Danish wood tables.

Since we’re toy people, we’re enjoying the stainless steel sculptures of signature Michael Lau characters.  Any of these pieces would make a great centerpiece to a collection of his art toys.  On the 2D side, the circular pieces featuring his unique character aesthetic are quite nice  as well.

[Photos of the exhibition layout via FoML].

Michael Lau. remember-disc  time-travel
Runs through June 1st 2014 (Noon – 9 PM)

Michael Lau Pop-Up Gallery
G/F, 6 Cleveland Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Winson Ma – Ice in Black Jungle Hand-made Edition

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The latest addition to Winson Ma’s Apexplorers line is a special one.  Ice in Black Jungle is a hand-made edition rather than a standard production run editon.  Limited to just 20 pieces, the intrepid simian explorer is clad entirely in black and equipped with jet black gear.  Ice in Black Jungle is now available for pre-order, send inquiries to info@winsoncreation.com.

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Splurrt x Devils Head Productions – The Masked Diggler (5.17)

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After several tantalizing teaser images, Splurrt and Devils Head Productions have unveiled ‘The Masked Diggler’.  The collabo piece features Splurrt’s OG character rockin’ an Alavaka Mask from DHP.  Sold blind bagged, the revealed (standard?) piece features blue, silver and purple sprays.  Expect chase and variants to be included in this edition.  The Masked Diggler drops on Saturday (5.17) over at the DHP webshop for $60 (+ s/h).

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Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins -- ‘Good Knight’ at Merry Karnowsky Gallery (5.17)

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Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins will take viewers on a fantastic journey into his dream fueled world with ‘Good Knight’, opening on Saturday, May 17th at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Hollywood.  The exhibition will explore the adventures of the White Knight, those that oppose him and the seemingly limitless number of surreal animals that grace Simkins’ paintings.  For more previews, head on over to Dailydujour.

If you’re in or around LA, be sure to RSVP by the 5 PM on 5.16 deadline to rsvp@mkgallery.com. Not to be missed.  Be sure to show up early.

Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins || ‘Good Knight’
Opening: Saturday, May 17th (8 to 11 PM).
RSVP by 5 PM, 5.16: rsvp@mkgallery.com

Merry Karnowsky Gallery
170 S. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

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Michael Lau – garden(palm)er Series 2

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Continuing their line of 1:12 gardener figures, Crazysmiles is about to release Michael Lau’s garden(palm)er series 2, produced by How2work.  Series 2 features nine regular figures (Prodig, Miss in Wakeboard, Young B/W, Young Fatwest, Colorz, Lazy B/W, Mono, Detective, German F) + a bonus figure.  As with Series 1, each of the figures will come in faux spray paint can packaging.   Look for these to show up at retailers including Toyqube who will be offering a pre-order shortly.

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Cardboard Spaceship Exclusive Wandering Misfits Purple Hat Kuma (5.16)

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Attention Wandering Misfits collectors, the exclusive watch has begun anew. Series producer  Cardboard Spaceship will release their exclusive Purple Hat Kuma (100 pcs, $15) by Kathie Olivas and Brandt Peters  on Friday (5.16) @ Noon PDT.

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