You can’t move in London at the moment without catching site of one of Daido Moriyama’s images plastered to the side of a bus, hanging from a billboard or blowing around a busy street on the cover of a discarded flyer. The man is everywhere. But with two coinciding shows on in the capital at the moment (one at Tate Modern, the other at Michael Hoppen Gallery) it’s hardly surprising.
We posted Moriyama’s work back in June but what better time to revisit some of Moriyama’s finest work Tights and Lips, a striking combination of close-up shots of legs in fine hosiery and street-photographs of lips in high-street advertising that speak of the Americanisation of post-war Japan and the increasing eroticism of photographic advertising. They’re a timeless body of images that never lose their impact no matter how many times you see them. Utterly beautiful stuff.
Tights and Lips is on show at Michael Hoppen Gallery until October 20.
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