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Monday, 12 January 2009

Artist match up

This is Roland Emmerich's flat in Knightsbridge, London. It has images of Mao, Lenin,Pope John Paul II, models of Abu Ghraib, dolls of Chas and Di and a photograph of Mahmoud Ahminedjad photoshopped with hairy chest and a nice six-pack. More photography is provided by Alison Jackson, oh the days! More images of his flat here.

"The idea was to provoke thought, amuse and maybe shock a little," says the designer, John Teall, a former social worker if that makes any difference. A bit too much sauce, perhaps?

I think a little bit of Philip Toledano wouldn't go amiss here, so for Roland Emmerich, director of Independence Day and The Day before yesterday, here is a little bit of Toledano's America, The Gift Shop to brighten up his home. He can stick it next to the Diorama of the Kennedy assassination.

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