Yasumasa Morimura - Requiem for the XX Century; Twilight of the Turbulent Gods
Yasumasa Morimura... A Requiem: Mishima, 1970 (2006, C-print mounted on alpolic, 59 X 47 1/4 inches). From the exhibition Yasumasa Morimura - Requiem for the XX Century; Twilight of the Turbulent Gods at Luhring Augustine Gallery. "...new self-portraits by the Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura. This body of work entitled, Requiem for the XX Century: Twilight of the Turbulent Gods, examines an array of historical figures and political events that have been significant in shaping the 20th century. Employing his usual methodology, Morimura uses costumes, make-up and props to create unconventional and bold renderings of iconic images from history."