Posts tagged ‘Marilyn Monroe’
December 3, 2010  |  MoMA Stores
Love, Your Biggest Fan

Yasumasa Morimura. Aimai-no-bi (Ambiguous Beauty). 1995

For Ambiguous Beauty, Japanese photographer and appropriation artist Yasumasa Morimura photographed himself as Marilyn Monroe in her first Playboy pin-up, complete with wig and fake breasts. The reverse side of the fan shows the Japanese character for “love,” and the fan is packaged in a box made from Paulownia, a type of wood historically used by the Japanese for the presentation of formal fans.