‘a requiem: nebula of lev, 1932’ by yasumasa morimura, 2007

artist yasumasa morimura will be closing his ‘requiem for the xx century: twilight of the turbulent gods’ exhibit at new york’s luhring augustine gallery on december 22. the show featured works by the japanese artist taking photos of himself recreating iconic photos. the series captures figures such as einstein, lenin, che, mao and trotsky as they are best-known: through photographs. he explores ideas of masculinity in war and politics, asking viewers to ‘reexamine the inheritance of a collective history in the context of today’s uncertain political climate’. yasumasa morimura: 'requiem for the xx century' ‘a requiem: vladimir at night, 1920’ by yasumasa morimura, 2007

yasumasa morimura: 'requiem for the xx century' ‘a requiem: infinite dream / che’ by yasumasa morimura, 2007

yasumasa morimura: 'requiem for the xx century' ‘a requiem: oswald’ by yasumasa morimura, 2006

yasumasa morimura: 'requiem for the xx century' ‘a requiem: dream of universe / albert 2’ by yasumasa morimura, 2007

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