Signed, limited edition, including unique personal items

selfpolaroids is a special box set, bringing together 32 large format postcards of the artist's polaroid selfies (4C), 1 book of Tokyo Rumando's new Peel Apart series (24 pages, 4C), and a sealed pack of the artist's personal belongings or stage props (unique to each box) all housed together in a luxurious printed clamshell box.

Please note: the vacuum-sealed personal belongings included with each copy of selfpolaroids are one-of-a-kind items. Please see the gallery above for three examples of items included with each box.

"I was a highschool student when I first got the polaroid camera. It was a fun gadget to play with friends, as it could quickly capture the moment.
This box set includes a selection of my polaroid works from 2005 until now.
I used to use the polaroid camera to do testing for my self portraits.
Polaroids are like a documentation of reality for me, as I make works that interconnect the present, past, and future.
When I look into their unique colours, I can see many beautiful colour particles like the universe - it gives me an unexplainable sense of exaltation."

― Tokyo Rumando

Box Size
220 x 220 x 40 mm
Colour photo booklet
24 pages
Polaroid photo cards
32 cards
(colour print with UV screen thick varnish)
Including
vacuum-sealed personal belongings by the artist
Published
September 2017
Language
Japanese, English
Limited edition
700

Artist Profile

Tokyo Rumando

Tokyo Rumando was born in 1980 in Tokyo. While working as a model for movies and magazines, she began shooting photographs in 2005. Self-taught, she mainly photographs her self-nude portraits and portraits of Rakugo artists. Her series “Orphee” has been presented in a group exhibition “Performing for the Camera” at Tate Modern (London, 2016). Her solo exhibitions include, ”I’m only happy when I’m naked” Ibasho Gallery (Antwerp, 2018); Taka Ishii Gallery Photography Paris (2016), “Orphée” TokyoLightRoom; Place M; Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo, 2014), “REST 3000~ STAY 5000~,” Zen Foto Gallery (2012), “Hotel Life,” Place M (Tokyo, 2012). Her photobooks include selfpolaroids (Zen Foto Gallery, 2017), Orphée (Zen
Foto Gallery, 2014) and REST 3000~ STAY 5000~ (Zen Foto Gallery, 2012).

Gallery Exhibitions