The J. Paul Getty Museum

ID 400 (#201-300)

Object Details

Title:

ID 400 (#201-300)

Artist/Maker:

Tomoko Sawada (Japanese, born 1977)

Culture:

Japanese

Place:

Japan (Place Created)

Date:

1998

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Object Number:

2008.42

Dimensions:

121.6 × 94.6 cm (47 7/8 × 37 1/4 in.)

Copyright:

© Tomoko Sawada

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Object Description

Sawada used a public photo booth for the ID400 series, inventing a total of four hundred different identities over a period of weeks. She continually changed her physical appearance and dress, facial characteristics and expressions, to execute this study of physiognomy. This piece consists of 100 photographs, numbers 201 through 300 in the 400 image series.

Provenance
Provenance
1998 - 2008

Created by the artist, Tomoko Sawada, Japanese, born 1977 (Osaka, Japan), sold through Rose Gallery (Santa Monica, California) to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Convergences: Selected Photographs from the Permanent Collection (July 8 to October 19, 2014)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 8 to October 19, 2014
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sawada, Tomoko. ID 400 (Kyoto: Seigensha Art Publishing, 2004), unpaginated.