“ONE OF JAPAN’S MOST RESPECTED AND INFLUENTIAL CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHERS”: SCARCE SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF BUENOS AIRES, ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES, SIGNED BY MORIYAMA, WITH VINTAGE 8-BY-10, NUMBERED, SILVER GELATIN PRINT
MORIYAMA, Daido. Buenos Aires. (Tokyo: Kodansha, 2005). Quarto, original photographic paper boards, original photographic dust jacket (unfolding measures 23 by 33 inches), original printed shipping carton. With vintage silver gelatin print, measures 8 by 10 inches, numbered and stamped on verso, and original windowed envelope, laid in, as issued. $1450.
Signed limited first edition, one of only 300 copies, boldly signed by Moriyama, with over 225 full-bleed photographic plates—a vivid intersection of color and black-and-white photogravures—with original photographic dust jacket unfolding to poster-size, accompanied by vintage 8 by 10-inch silver gelatin print numbered 57 and stamped ”Daido Moriyama Buenos Aires” on the verso, enclosed within original windowed envelope, all housed in original printed shipping carton. Scarce.
“One of Japan’s most respected and influential contemporary photographers… Daido Moriyama is indeed an urban wanderer, an outsider, feral in his ways, often shooting from the hip, sometimes on the run, or from the shadows… an image thief, snapping away on impulse and intuition… His career and life demonstrate a rare kind of bravery” (New York Times). One of the founders of Japan’s influential magazine Provoke, Moriyama shoots mainly black-and-white, using a hand-held camera to create photographs that fuse his “sharp physiological vision… with a radical experimental consciousness” (Tucker, 221). With over 200 black-and-white photogravures printed on glossy stock and 25 full-color plates, each full-bleed, many double page. With essay by Takeshi Nakamoto, text in Japanese, English and Spanish. See Parr & Badger I:300; Roth, 218.
A fine copy.