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Doublennage / Einstein by Yasumasa Morimura

Doublennage / Einstein

Doublennage / Einstein


Artist: Yasumasa Morimura
Frame Size:?H 24.2xW21.1in (H 61.5xW53.5cm)
Year: 2010
Signed:?lenticular lens
Delivery Time: 2 weeks
Provided in the partnership with:?Akio Nagasawa

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Before we enter the new future, isn’t there a necessity to reflect on the history of mankind? And if so, how should we do it? Morimura asks, and answers them in the form of self-portraits. Posing as the great figures of the 20th century, he imagines how the last 100 years would look like through their eyes. But it was not as easy as it seemed to be. It was not enough to just imitate their appearance. To understand what they may have really thought about our era, Morimura also had to know what had happened in their times as deeply as though he had lived it himself.


When you see the artwork from a different direction, another face of Einstein comes out. This artwork is made of lenticular lens.

20th century was an era of nuclear power. Einstein was an important scientist who ushered in the century of science with his development of the theory of relativity, in the early 1900s. In this artwork, Morimura sticks out his tongue just as Einstein did in his iconic tongue photograph.

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detail of the Einstein’s face   detail of the Einstein’s eye    ?detail of the wood frame

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detail of the matt       Artwork is framed

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