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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 63


    Keitai Girl No.1 [Cell Phone Girl], 2004

    Price Realised  


    Keitai Girl No.1 [Cell Phone Girl], 2004
    chromogenic print
    signed and numbered '10/10' in ink on printed label with credit, title and date on backing board
    49¼ x 35½in. (125 x 90cm.) overall

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    Inspired by the mobile phone phenomenon in Japan, Yamaguchi wears a bodysuit painstakingly crafted from mobile phone keypads and large headphones with streaming wires to transform herself into a futuristic cellular being. Commenting on the lack of physical interactions within cyberspace, she created Keitai Girl whose many keypads beg to be touched. Living and working in Kobe, Yamaguchi explores a wide range of art forms, including photography, video, performance art, sculpture and drawing.

    Number 10 from the sold-out edition of 10.

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    Fiero, Landmarks in Humanities, McGraw-Hill, 2008, p.446, fig.15.1.