Yasumasa Morimura

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Since 1985 Yasumasa Morimura has been taking self-portraits, in which the artist assumes the roles of others. Using props, costumes, prosthetics, cosmetics, and digital manipulation the conceptual photographer and filmmaker recreates iconic images of artworks, photographs, film, the mass-media, and pop culture.

Selected Works

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    Vietnam War

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    Greta Garbo 1

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    Absence of a Servant

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    Ingrid Bergman 2

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    Elizabeth Taylor 4

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    Elizabeth Taylor 1

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    Elizabeth Taylor 2

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    Black Marilyn

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    Elizabeth Taylor 3

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    Jane Fonda 2

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    Marie Antoinette

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    Unfinished Self-Portrait

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    Portrait of Marilyn

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    Comedian

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    Comedian

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    Portrait of Marilyn

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    For Frida 2

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    For Frida 1

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    Silvia Kristel 6 (Emmanuelle)

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    Silvia Kristel 2

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    Young Self-Portrait 1

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    Later Years

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    An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Hand-shaped Earring)

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    An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair 1)

Editions

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    On Self-Portrait: Through the Looking-Glass

    Yasumasa Morimura: On Self-Portrait. Through the Looking-Glass, 2008
    Hardcover with book binding
    24.4 x 20.5 x 2 cm

    Artworks by Yasumasa Morimura
    Design and layout by Alex Daniels
    Introduction by Yasumasa Morimura

    Edition of 1500
    Published by Reflex Editions
    156 pages
    ISBN 978-90-71848-04-9
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CV

Biography

Education

Selected Solo Exhibitions (after 2008)

Selected Group Exhibitions (after 2008)

Public Collections

Awards and Grants

Selected Publications

Press Features

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    26 October 2018

    Feature: Yasumasa Morimura's All-Star Cast of One | Article Photograph Magazine