American, born Japan, 1956–2015
Madoka Takagi (American, born Japan, 1956–2015)
Platinum palladium print
Contact the museum for more information
Gift of Dan and Mary Solomon
Currently not on view
Born into the first postwar generation in Japan, Madoka Takagi graduated from art school with a focus on printmaking and soon turned to photography. Her fascination with the material aspects of printmaking is evident in the delicate, silvery platinum prints she made by brushing paper with a solution of platinum-based light-sensitive salts. This double portrait is part of an extensive series of self-portraits she staged with friends and acquaintances in New York, where she was ensconced within a vibrant and eclectic 1980s art scene.
Browse Related Artwork