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Art January, 11 2011

Lucas Mongiello

On the 20/20 series, French artist Lucas Mongiello shares with us, “I have always had a nostalgic feeling when I see some old used action figures/ toys at flea markets and garage sales in my neighborhood…So I collect lots of those colorful “pop” cheap toys .  I kept them stored in boxes not knowing what to do with them…Until I thought about displaying them as the victorian taxidrmists displays exotic birds in glass cages… Like some surrealistic “collages” . The pretentious” Napoleon III glass domes”  give to the modest toys a new life. There was something before Murakami,the “Toyz” and co. They are part of our culture, and thats a way for me not to be forget them. For me this series are- maybe- a starting point around that theme.”

A full look at the 20/20 series after the jump.

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