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"Boys With Toys" by Liu Dao
TITLE "Boys With Toys" (拿玩具的男孩)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2013
SIZE 176.5(W)×141.5(H)×6.5(D) cm | 69.5(W)×55.7(H)×2.6(D) inches
WEIGHT UNCRATED: 16 kg | 37.3 lb • CRATED: 33 kg | 72.7 lb
CRATE SIZE 186(W)×151(H)×14(D) cm | 73.2(W)×59.4(H)×5.5(D) inches
EXPOSURE "Through The Wormhole" at island6 Shanghai

Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Fabrice Amzel (photographic research) • Guan Yan 官彦 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation)


It is well know that a drive through Putuo 普陀區 can be dangerous. According to legend, dangerous curves, oncoming traffic, speeders and drunken drivers may not be the only things waiting for you on your trip. This tale begins with a young man from Suzhou 苏州 riding his motorcycle down Moganshan lu 莫干山路. He was on his way to propose to his girlfriend, driving at top speed. But fate intervened before the cyclist arrived at his destination. Missing his turn, the bike flew off the road and the young man was decapitated on some barbed wire in an abandoned lot. However, it is said that death did not deter our love-struck cyclist. He roams up and down the street, trying to find his love. In order to see him, you should drive to the North end of Moganshanlu, face South and flash your headlights three times. He will appear at the same spot he lost his head, and promptly disappear. However, it is highly recommended that if the lights do not turn off, that you drive as quickly as you can in the opposite direction. [Margaret Johnson]

STATUS N/A. Private Collection, Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France.
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