The character SALVATOR MICHAEL was first introduced in Lau’s ‘Collect them All!’ exhibition at Christie’s Hong Kong in 2018 and featured as a highlight within the exhibition in painting and sculpture form where Michael Lau reimagines da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi in his own image.
SALVATOR MICHAEL holds the fortuitous gashapon capsule toy in his left hand, while giving a benediction with his right hand raised and two fingers crossed, as a gesture blessing collector in their quest to Collect Them All, whatever the kind of ‘toy’ different collector may be pursuing in their journey.
As the Creator figure combines with the godfather of vinyl art toy, the work celebrates the broadening of genres within the art world and engages the viewer with its charming mixture of creativity, wit, humour and fun, while serving as a testimonial to the artist’s statement of ‘ALL ART ARE TOYS, ALL TOYS ARE ART.’
Each SALVATOR MICHAEL ARTOY comes with a mini SALVATOR MICHAEL figure hand signed and numbered by the Artist for authentication as an original piece.
Vinyl artoy – H 330 x w 150 x T 140 mm
Wooden box – H 420 x W 240 x T 240 mm