YASUMASA MORIMURA: AMBIGUOUS BEAUTY / AIMAI-NO-BI - 1995 PETER NORTON FAMILY CHRISTMAS PROJECT ARTIST'S MULTIPLE
Santa Monica, CA, Peter Norton Family Foundation., 1995, First Edition. "Each year the Norton Family commissions an original artwork as a greeting for the holiday season. This year's is by Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura. Morimura-san photographs himself in re-creations of important Western cultural images. His work explores the issues of meaning, identity, authenticity, and viewpoint: issues that have become key themes in contemporary cultural dialogue". For 1995's Christmas Project, Morimura contributed "Ambiguous Beauty" - the artist/photographer's rather unsettling, gender bending self-portrait as Marilyn Monroe (in Tom Kelley's iconic 1949 full-length nude against a red background) photomechanically reproduced on the face of an inexpensive Japanese hand-held folding fan. The fan is housed in a paper sleeve inside a silkscreened wooden case. A most handsome example of this charming object issued hors commerce in 1995, and never commercially available for sale. PLEASE NOTE: Additional shipping costs are required for this item beyond our standard rates due to its value - we will inform you of the applicable amount at time of purchase.. Fine.
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Book number: 022649
USD 330.00 [Appr.: EURO 276 | £UK 240 | JP¥ 35915]
Keywords: Yasumasa Morimura, Artist Monograph, Contemporary Japanese Photography, Photo Monographs, Asian Art, Limited Edition Editions, Original Art, Graphics + Multiples, The Peter Norton Family Foundation Christmas Project, Consignment? Norton, - MORIMURA, YASUM