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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 59

    SAWADA TOMOKO (b.1977)

    Recruit: Black, Grey & Navy, 2006

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    SAWADA TOMOKO (b.1977)
    Recruit: Black, Grey & Navy, 2006
    complete set of 3 works, each with 100 chromogenic prints mounted together
    each work signed in Japanese and numbered 'AP1/2' in ink on label on backing board
    30 x 74¾in. (72 x 190cm.) overall (3)

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    Using a variety of disguises to transform herself into many different characters, Sawada questions the relationship between outer appearance and inner self in her self-portraits. In Recruit, she references the job hunting process for women in Japan and the passport-sized photos required for job applications. Dressed in black, grey or navy -- the three customary corporate colours -- the 300 job hunters portrayed by Sawada succumb to the homogenising pressures within Japanese society. Currently working and living in New York, Sawada is the 2004 recipient of Japan's prestigious Kimura Ihee Award and ICP's Infinity Award for Young Photographer.

    AP1 aside from the sold-out edition of 10.

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