SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF LE MOUVEMENT DU MONDE, ONE OF ONLY 30 COPIES SIGNED BY AUTHOR LORAND GASPAR AND PHOTOGRAPHER KOÏCHIRO KURITO, WITH AN ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH INSCRIBED ON THE VERSO BY KURITO
KURITA, Koichiro. Le Mouvement du Monde. [Paris]: Galerie Camera Obscura, (2001). Small oblong folio, original photographic paper wrappers, three loose accordion-folded signatures of four photographic plates each and six loose signatures of text, original glassine, original slipcase. $1800.
Signed limited first edition, number X of only 30 copies signed in pencil by the photographer, Koïchiro Kurito and the author of the poetic text, Lorand Gaspar. With an original photographic print inscribed in pencil on the verso: “Le Mouvement du Monde. ‘Autumn pond’ Cape Cod. Mass Oct’ 94. X/XXX K. Kurita.”
This beautifully printed work was published in conjunction with Kurita’s Hydrosphere exhibition at the Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris, which took place between May and June 2001. In a contemporary review, Margarett Loke wrote, “While much of the world seems clamorous, messy and despoiled, the view in Koïchiro Kurita’s photographs is quiet and still, its slight irregularities adding subtle drama to an otherwise pristine landscape… His platinum prints, made on handmade Japanese rice paper, have the kind of breathtaking tonal range that Paul Strand had deemed impossible… Wherever he goes, Mr. Kurita finds understated lyricism” (New York Times). “I believe that in nature, the smallest things, or seemingly most insignificant phenomena, have their reason and their role” (Koïchiro Kurita). Text in French. Published simultaneously with a limited edition of 250 unsigned copies not containing an additional signed photograph.