Izima Kaoru (Japanese, born 1954) Michelle Reis wears Givenchy (#413), Yau Ma Tei no Mido Cafe de Givenchy no doresu o kite 1997.7.22, from the series 'sitai no aru 20 no hukei', Hong Kong, 2005 100 x 127cm (39 3/8 x 50in).
Lot 136
Izima Kaoru (Japanese, born 1954) Michelle Reis wears Givenchy (#141), Hong Kong, 1997 100 x 127cm (39 3/8 x 50in).
Sold for £4,800 (US$ 7,511) inc. premium

Lot Details
Izima Kaoru (Japanese, born 1954)
Michelle Reis wears Givenchy (#141), Hong Kong, 1997
C-type print, mounted on board, front mounted to Perspex. Signed on a label on reverse of mount bearing print details. Number 1 in an edition of 5. Printed 2005.
100 x 127cm (39 3/8 x 50in).

Footnotes

  • Since 1993, Izima Kaoru has been immersed in the project Sitai no aru hukei (Landscapes with a Corpse). He challenges models and actresses to act out for him their fantasy of a perfect death, which he then brings to realisation in a sequence of images, normally four or five, beginning with a long shot and ending with a close-up. In this series, Kaoru foregrounds Oriental and Western obsessions with death and mortality, bringing together beauty and horror in an unsettling juxtaposition. Simultaneously, he references the transitory world of high fashion, with its ideals of perfection and youth - ideals that cannot match the model's personal vision of perfection in death.
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