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HAIR transfer
(2004)

In 2004, Mapplethorpe was approached by the art director Yoshiki Takeuchi and Shiseido la Beauté to collaborate on a project using Yoichi Nagasawa's fantastic hair garments as his source material. The resulting works were created in the darkroom without the use of camera devices. These images literally transpose hair from the head to paper, creating a visceral trace of the body.

Above (L to R):
HAIR transfer No. 923, 2004
HAIR transfer No. 922
, 2004
HAIR transfer No. 921
, 2004
HAIR transfer No. 925
, 2004
HAIR transfer No. 918
, 2004