Mini Play With Me
C-print mounted on museum box with UV plexi
11 x 14 x 2 in
Edition of 30
Proceeds from this edition benefit the Summer 2018 exhibition at the Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College, The Conditions of being Art: Pat Hearn Gallery and American Fine Arts, Co. (1983-2004), examining the legacies of legendary art dealers Pat Hearn and Colin de Land.
Mariko Mori’s contribution utilizes a c-print Play with Me, 1994, that she mounted to a museum box and gifted to Colin de Land. In the image, Mariko is dressed in plastic form-fitting armor with long turquoise tresses standing beside a videogame machine outside a busy Tokyo electronics store. She appears as a cyborg or manga comics character, spontaneously transported from the screen to the busy street. The work is an affectionate nod to her native Japan and to her former gallerist and art dealer, Colin de Land.