Karen Hsiao : Rubber Duck Limited Edition
Limited Edition, 128 pages, full color, 10” x 8”, white hardcover book features Karen Hsiao’s notorious Rubber Duck photos. Signed and numbered, with a topless beauty on the cover, limited number of 250. This order placed through Karen Hsiao Fine Art Editions will receive a Special c-print photo enclosure pin, made and designed by Karen Hsiao.
Karen Hsiao’s first book entitles, KAREN HSIAO : RUBBER DUCK, uses a simple object, the rubber duck, and a single location, the bathtub, to examine and expose various stages of the human life cycle. From birth to death, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, the human condition is a series of thematic episodes that Hsiao presents as simple yet shocking portraits of unusual bathing beauties who represent our inner selves. Children, monsters, lovers, fighters, victims, and care-givers are all represented by charismatic models in the tub with their rubber ducks. Dirty, insightful and fun.
Forward by Gary Baseman, one of the leaders of the Los Angeles underground art movement. He is a pervasive artist, painter, TV/movie producer, toy designer, and curator. Entertainment Weekly magazine named Baseman one of the 100 Most Creative People in Entertainment.