White Casket – Special Edition with Print by Miwa Yanagi. Special edition (2004). First impression. Edition of 100 copies with accordion-bound covers and an original print. Large format hardback in new condition. Comes with a signed and numbered (5/100) on verso original print mounted on plexiglas (7-1/4 x 6-1/4 x 1 inches). No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About White Casket
In this book, Japanese artist Miwa Yanagi creates a bizarre fantasy world. One inhabited by department store ‘elevator girls’. Specifically, in upscale Japanese department stores. Here, the elevator girl will perform the role of a hostess. As they direct customers to their destinations while also lending an aura of elegance to their shopping experience. So, the elevator girl position is a highly-prized one. Management select those which exude youth, innocence and beauty.
In the White Casket, Yanagi takes advantage of digital technology to create virtual spaces composed of elements from several different locations. This therefore creates elaborate settings in which the elevator girls live as ‘prisoners in paradise.’ Miwa Yanagi is a pioneer in contemporary photo-based art. Her work is included in important public and private collections throughout Japan, the US, as well as Europe.
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