Hong Kong artist Michael Lau on his latest show, designer toys and being comfortable with his art

//Hong Kong artist Michael Lau on his latest show, designer toys and being comfortable with his art

Hong Kong artist Michael Lau on his latest show, designer toys and being comfortable with his art

Michael Lau Kin-man, the “Godfather of Designer Toys”, likens his journey into the mainstream art market to the way skateboarding became a sport in the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.“My art is very similar to skateboarding, because they both came from the streets,” Lau, 51, says. “When I saw skateboarding finally getting accepted as one of the ‘real sports’ in the Olympics, after getting shunned for decades as an illegitimate and rebellious subculture, I felt like it was analogous to my…

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