Tokyo: Hysteric Glamour, 2001. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's white cloth, spine lettered in silver, upper board blindstamped and stamped in pink and magenta, original glassine dust jacket.
"I have this juvenile fascination with things that are repulsive… To think about why something repulses me makes me that much more interested in it. I feel that I have to explore it." Limited edition monograph featuring 20 black-and-white photographic plates by internationally acclaimed visual artist Sherman, from her 1999 "Broken Dolls" series. Created while she was going through a painful divorce from French-born video artist Michael Auder, the series features scenes of dolls dismembered and recombined in sexually explicit situations. As in much of Sherman's output, the juxtaposition between innocence and the grotesque is unsettling and thought-provoking, evocative here of Hans Bellmer’s surrealist dolls (which the series was later shown beside at Sprüth Magers Gallery in London in 2013). Published by artist Nobuhiko Kitamura of Japanese fashion brand Hysteric Glamour (and designed by Toshio Shiratani) as a limited edition series of 300 copies, with this copy unnumbered and out-of-series. Fine. Item #1844