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Birth of a Star
Images of Mariko Mori, Birth of a Star
Each ball is a different color and they appear to be made of rubber or plastic. Everything in the...
A woman with short spiky purple hair and tiny pupils wearing a futuristic, plastic outfit and headphones, poses with a microphone in the middle of a white room surrounded by floating colored balls.
Each ball is a different color and they appear to be made of rubber or plastic. Everything in the picture appears to be made of plastic: from the acrylic, plaid skirt the woman is wearing, to the spaceship shaped microphone she holds, to the oversized headphones she wears over her purple hair. The full figure of the woman is visible and in addition to the plaid miniskirt, she is wearing white tights with geometric markings at her knee, white boots, a black sequin top and plastic circlets over her, kneck, shoulders and arms. She poses like a pop singer with her eyes looking directly at the viewer, her gaze is made more unnerving by the intensely bright yellow white contact lenses she is wearing which cover her irises entirely and reduce her pupils to small black dots.
Japanese, b. 1967
Birth of a Star
3-D Duratrans, acrylic, and light box and audio CD
70 3/16 × 45 1/4 × 4 1/4 in. (178.3 × 114.9 × 10.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Gift of The Peter Norton Family Foundation
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
A shadowed figure leans over a partially nude youth, who is smiling with his eyes closed. They ar...
A shadowed figure leans over a partially nude youth, who is smiling with his eyes closed. They are both in a bed with gray sheets.
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