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Michiko Kon: Still Lifes
     

Michiko Kon: Still Lifes

by Michiko Kon, Ryu Murakami, Toshiharau Ito
 
Michiko Kon: Still Lifes. Photography by Michiko Kon. Introduction by Ryu Murakami; Afterword by Toshiharu Ito. Michiko Kon: Still Lifes presents a unique artist's photographs of the impossible objects she has created in her studio. Kon skillfully creates a permanent record of impermanent objects: a garter belt fashioned from fish: a pair of melons covered with

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Michiko Kon: Still Lifes. Photography by Michiko Kon. Introduction by Ryu Murakami; Afterword by Toshiharu Ito. Michiko Kon: Still Lifes presents a unique artist's photographs of the impossible objects she has created in her studio. Kon skillfully creates a permanent record of impermanent objects: a garter belt fashioned from fish: a pair of melons covered with octopus tentacles: a midcalf boot made of shrimp, among many other nondelectables. An exhibition is currently touring worldwide. 64 duotone and 4 fourcolor photographs, 10 3/8 X 13, 124 pages. paperback;

"Michiko Kon doesn't disguise the impermanence of her objects. Instead, she delicately balances the fragility of her sculpture with a substantial photographic technique capable of remarkably subtle distinctions of texture and tone."

Flash Art

"What Michiko Kon does with the natural and quotidian speaks volumes about life and death."

Art in America

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Booknews
English edition of Japanese photographer Kon's first major release which represents more than ten of her 20 years of work. Sixty-four duotone and four-color reproductions, statements by the artist, a narrative by novelist Murakami, and an essay by art historian Ito illuminate the way in which she takes the classic tradition of the still-life photograph and gives it new life through the reanimation of object and body parts in new forms. No index. Oversize: 11x13<">. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9780893817688
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
05/31/1999
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
10.74(w) x 13.39(h) x 0.53(d)

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