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Ambiguous Beauty / Aimai-no-bi

20th century
324 x 66 x 36 mm (12.8 x 2.6 x 1.4 in.)

Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese, b. born 1951

Object Type: sculpture
Medium and Support: Color photolithograph on folding, heavyweight paper fan on black supports, in plastic wrapper in paper envelope in unvarnished wooden box
Series: from Peter Norton Family Christmas Projects
Edition: From edition of 5000 published as the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project 1995
Marks: Inscribed in black ink on verso of fan, lower right: “Morimura”; Japanese characters “Aimai no bi” printed in black ink on box lid.
Bibliography: See DAC donor file for general description of artist’s work and for accompanying card.
Credit Line: Gift of the Peter Norton family, 1995
Accession Number: 1995.40.1

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  • artist portraits
  • gender identity - Use For Term
  • nudes - Representations of unclothed human figures. [February 1998 related term added, "nudity"; alternate descriptor changed, was "nude". September 1990 descriptor added.]
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m
  • self-portraits
  • wigs - Head coverings of artificial hair knotted into a shaped net foundation.

  • object Dimensions: 324 x 66 x 36 mm (12.8 x 2.6 x 1.4 in.)

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