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A work made of gelatin silver print, from the series "apartment".

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print, from the series "apartment".

Date:

1978

Artist:

Miyako Ishiuchi
Japanese, born 1947

About this artwork

Apartment is the second in a trilogy of books that Miyako Ishiuchi made about her hometown, Yokosuka, which became host to a United States naval base after World War II. Photographs in all three books are infiltrated with grit, as if the grain of the prints were actual pollution in the air. Whereas the first book, Yokosuka Story, concentrates on public space, the others take interiors as their settings. Apartment meanders through and around a rundown flat in a low-rise apartment block slated for demolition, while the final book of the trilogy, Endless Night, rhapsodizes about the spaces of a love hotel.

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Artist

Miyako Ishiuchi

Title

Untitled

Origin

Japan

Date

Made 1978

Medium

Gelatin silver print, from the series "Apartment"

Dimensions

50.3 × 62.9 cm (image/paper); 50.5 × 63.3 cm (mount)

Credit Line

James and Karen Frank Fund

Reference Number

2010.503

Extended information about this artwork

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