Becky Yee "More Than a Woman"

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Photographed in a three-bedroom apartment in the outskirts of Tokyo. The single human occupant, a middle-aged computer engineer. He is the self-proclaimed world's largest collector of "Dutch wives" ("Datchu-waifu") also called sex dolls or love dolls.

Over 70 Dutch wives - ranging from the cheap vinyl inflatable $50 "Big Sue" doll to the $10,000 a piece, sophisticated, life-sized "Real Doll" and subsequent Japanese imitations - crowd every nook and cranny of his apartment, and not only with their presence but with accessories, clothes, shoes and toys.

Technically and legally single, he is never without his wedding ring and when asked if he is a married man, answers an enthusiastic, "Yes, for over 10 years!" This date commemorates the time he first started to purchase, collect and be intimate with Dutch wives.

"More than a Woman" hopes to explore more than the Dutch wives' obvious function of satisfying sexual and physical needs. Visually discovering the basic cravings for companionship, unconditional love, unwavering loyalty and the importance of trust, acceptance and intimacy. All of which he is unable to find in a human relationship, but is somehow satiated with his cast of Dutch wives.



from February 11, 2009 to March 15, 2009

Reception For The Artist on 2009-02-11 from 18:00 to 20:00


Becky Yee

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