2015-2016 FLABSLAB created a tribute piece “Nigo Had It” today photos have leaked of a mini version in the works of “Nigo Had It”! given the past editions which were a display hungry with the size of the
Bench and figure(15” width x 6.5” depth x 6.5” height) it was only right to have a mini version so everyone can enjoy this beauty. Let’s hope the quality and finishing will be the same high standard as the original releases. Another example of “size matters”, Ha.
Heres a little background story on the inspiration behind this piece.
“The actual piece shown in the Sotheby’s catalog was Lot 22 in the NIGO Only Lives Twice auction in Oct 2014. We saw this as the example of the Nigo’s brilliance. Of being able to put things together and creating something new. The Astroboy without the Jean Prouve Marcoule bench would just have been Astroboy. Putting the 2 together as 1 piece gave it a new meaning. The piece went for HKD 1.3mil or about USD 165,000.”
“We figured that since we’ll never be able to own the original, we might as well make a smaller version to make a statement about what the man used to have but had to sell almost everything he owned. So here we go, presenting “Nigo Had It”
No ETA on a release date but it should be anytime now as photos look like its pretty much finished. Stay tuned for further developments.
Mono edition below.