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The identity of art historical icons may seem static and attached to the past, but Yasumasa Morimura’s series Daughter of Art History brings these various figures to contemporary art. Morimura inserts his own body into those of various cultural and art historical icons, creating almost ironic images of worship: both worship of himself and of these figures. The idea follows in the footsteps of Duchamp, who utilized mechanical reproduction to play with the iconography of art history. Expressions of gender, identity, and race co-mingle and merge to create jarring and sardonic reproductions of famous figures.

 
Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus

Nancy Burson

Nancy Burson

Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush

Antonio Caballero

Antonio Caballero

Jo Ann Callis

Jo Ann Callis

Graciela Iturbide

Graciela Iturbide

Wayne Lawrence

Wayne Lawrence

Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Nikki S. Lee

Susan Meiselas

Susan Meiselas

Lise Sarfati

Lise Sarfati

 
Tomoko Sawada

Tomoko Sawada

Katsumi Watanabe

Katsumi Watanabe

 

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