'PERSONAS 111', Tomihiro Kono's second book about the art of wig making
Using human hair as a material for sculpture, wigmaker Tomihiro Kono has culminated his meticulous artworks into a beautiful book photographed and designed by Sayaka Maruyama, titled “Personas 111.” Model Cameron Lee Phan’s androgynous visage acts as a perfect tabula rasa, encapsulating the ways in which our hair can dictate identity. Cindy Shermanesque moments pepper the second half of the book, where wigs and makeup form into personalities that remind us of Liquid Sky, David Bowie, Marie Antoinette and any other pastel style icon you could imagine. Although we usually don’t judge a book by it’s cover, we think it’s safe to say with this one you can.
Book Launch + pop-up fancy wig shop
Sunday, March 15, 2020. 5 - 8pm @ Vacancy Project (249 E 10th St, New York, NY 10009)
Transformation Performance by Tomihiro Kono x Masami Hosono @ 7pm
Interactive wig exhibition + Shop
Friday, March 20, 2020 6 - 9pm
Japan Society 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017
View an interactive installation of custom head props commissioned for Japan Society's lobby garden from artist Tomihiro Kono, as we celebrate the launch of his book, Personas 111: The Art of Wig Making.
Book available on konomad editions