Yasumasa Morimura
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Yasumasa Morimura (born 1951) is a Japanese appropriation artist, his work mainly consisting in inserting his own face into the figures and self portraits of of major contemporary and historical artists, from Edouard Manet (1990), Rembrandt (1994) to Cindy Sherman (1998), Frida Kahlo (2001) and more. His self-portraits of the grand dames and silver screen starlets of the 20th Century has made Morimura into one of the art world’s foremost drag queens, to simultaneously tap into issues of cultural and sexual appropriation, as well as exploring ideas of image consumption, identity, desire and otherness. An Asian agent provocateur infiltrating Western collective consciousness.

Artist images


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Artist external links


http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/artists/yasumasa_morimura.htm
http://www.luhringaugustine.com/artists/yasumasa-morimura
http://www.assemblylanguage.com/reviews/morimura.html

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