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"You'd Better Just Save Yourself" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Perfect One" (完美选择)
MEDIA Surfboard, acrylic painting
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2014
SIZE 163(W)×50(L)×5.5(H) cm | 64(W)×20(L)×2.1(H) inches

UNCRATED: 2.4 kg | 5.3 lb • CRATED: - kg | - lb


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EXPOSURE “No Boat, No Brio” at island6 Marina
CREDITS Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Ryan Nimmo(painting) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Jean Le Guyader (documentation)

There once was a prince who lived by the sea. Although he was surrounded by many lovely things, there was something missing, something that tugged at his heart… and other parts. The prince longed for a painting of the most perfect device. He sought out a renowned artist who lived on a remote island. The prince paid the artist a visit and promised him a large sum for a painting of that one thing that his body ached just to think of. The artist told him he could do it, but it would take him one year to complete the painting. The prince thought, “I have waited my entire life for this, surely I can wait one more year.” 365 days later, he returned to the artist on the island and demanded his painting. The artist took him into his workshop, took out a paintbrush, and swiftly painted that luscious item over and over onto a rugged old surfboard. The prince was livid. “Why did you make me wait a whole year just for this? You could have done it the first day!” The artist pushed aside a door and showed him a hidden room, which was full of canvases with pink paint splashed across them. The artist had painted the image over and over and over; there were hundreds of paintings crammed into the room. “It took me one year to paint the perfect dildo,” the artist solemnly declared. [Kathleen McCampbell]

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