MINDstyle presents Gardener 10TH by Michael Lau

What would vinyl and collectible toys be without the Hong Kong explosion? Enter Michael Lau…

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What would vinyl and collectible toys be without the Hong Kong explosion? Enter Michael Lau… the artist who was instrumental in defining a new category of collectible figures. In the ten short years since the first Hong Kong ToyCon set fans abuzz, Michael Lau has become an icon.

In a constantly evolving culture, as we find explosive growth in the global vinyl marketplace, one name that has stood the test of time is Hong Kong toy pioneer, Michael Lau. MINDstyle is proud to announce Gardener 10th by Michael Lau – his first ever USA exhibition.

Gardener 10th by Michael Lau is a celebration of his amazing body of work. The event surrounding his 10th anniversary provides an inside look into a unique subculture and an intimate portrait of the man responsible for a collectible figures revolution. Vinyl toys are here to stay, and Michael Lau has masterfully created a blueprint that will be followed for years to come.

His work and collaborations, ranging from Nike to Colette to Maharishi, and now MINDstyle, are a who’s who list of pop culture brands that illustrate where this all started and how it has continued to grow. To best understand the movement, we need look no further than the last decade of Michael’s work and the environment he created for the Gardeners.

Gardener 10th by Michael Lau is a look at the artist and what he does. Through his sketches, drawings, paintings and custom figures, the exhibition captures the essence of the art and toys of one of this generation’s finest toy makers. Art toys are all about the translation and connection each of us has with an artist based on a common set of ideals and experiences expressed visually.

MINDstyle presents Gardener 10TH by Michael Lau
De La Barracuda
7769 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, California
90046 USA
t: (323) 852-7179

Limited Exhibition Dates:
September 30th to October 3rd 2009
Daily: 6:00PM to 9:00PM

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Presented by Slamxhype
Gardener 10th Exhibition & Art Toy Release

Thursday, October 1, 2009
Presented by The Hundreds
Gardener 10th Exhibition & Art Toy Release

Friday, October 2, 2009
Customer Appreciation Day Presented by De La Barracuda
Gardener 10th Exhibition & Art Toy Release
(Michael Lau will be available to meet fans and autographs)

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Presented by Friends of Nike
Gardener 10th Exhibition & Nike Shoes/Art Toy Release

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