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Imperial Sakura

Imperial Sakura

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Published: 2017
Number of Artist Proofs: 1
Resolution: 6000 × 4000 px
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File Size: 36.0 MB
$3200

Part of the Genesis drop by renowned artist, Michel Comte, the "Japan Series" consists of 14 unique works, which are a continuation to his cinematic film "The Girl from Nagasaki". Under Comte’s lens, rose cherry blossoms glow in front of ominously dark skies like enigmatic omens. The “Japan Series” form Comte’s photographic essay and are all shot with a Hasselblad camera. Comte has ‘always been obsessed with film’, especially with the likes of Antonioni, Pasolini, Bertolucci, Tarkovsky, and Kurosawa. Having spent most of his life behind the camera, it is only natural that Comte has come to think in pictures. Interestingly, despite his penchant and pronounced talent for elaborate mis-en-scène, he never let go of the incalculable feral element in all of us. On the contrary, it is the friction between image and being that interests him. “I've been recording cherry blossoms for many years. The cherry blossom season is a time of celebration in Japan. (...) t’s a moment of renewal.” —Michel Comte

Michel Comte

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Born in Zurich in 1954, Michel Comte studied in France and England, and began his career in art restoration, specializing in contemporary art. In 1979 Comte met Karl Lagerfeld who gave him his first commercial assignment for Chloé and later Chanel. He has since collaborated with Vogue Italia, Van...

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