Living Dolls

Yasumasa Morimura


Edition : First / Tokyo / Asahi Sonorama / 1994 / Softcover. / Near Fine / VG+
Small 4to, 168pp. Gold wraps in Gold Dustwrap and Obi. Colour plates. Text in Japanese.

Morimira is known as an appropriation artist, and though internationally recognised in the art world is little known outside. Here Morimura dresses up as various stars, figures of paintings and restages classic film scenes, rather like Cindy Sherman, though of course Morimura is male. An essential study of identity and iconography, historical and gender roles, and drag.

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