New York: Dashwood Books, 2020.
Condition: As New
Self-Portraits by Yurie Nagashima charts the evolution of this major female artist over a period of 24 years from 1992-2016. The opening photograph taken on a backpacking trip is closely followed by her early, much publicized, self-portrait nudes; scenes amongst her peers in Tokyo in the mid-90s through her studies abroad at CalArts in Los Angeles. Returning to Tokyo in 1999 she continued to take self-portraits through her pregnancy, the birth of her son and on during the proceeding years of maturing and motherhood. “In this book, I sequenced the images chronologically, so you can see the change. My personal interests also changed, and aging, too, is just another cause. When I was young, I thought my body was my own property so I could do whatever, but my son changed that idea completely. I think that my photographs——both set-ups and snap shots——are quite personal.” Book design by Charlotte de Mezamat, interview by Lesley A. Martin, translation by Akiko Ichikawa 7.25 x 4.75 inches (18.4 x 12 cm), 172 pages. Item #15040