Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller


London: Guiding Light/Michael Hoppen Gallery, [2004]. Limited first edition. Softcover. 1/100. 15 1/2 x 11 1/2". Elephant folio. 82pp. [2]. Unbound folded leaves. House in a lined translucent and re-sealable electrostatic shielding bag, with a hand-numbered sticker on the front. Printed photo-illustrated b/w wrapper with pink lettering on the front cover. #95 from a limited edition of 100 numbered copies, with a signed original 8x10" b/w print. Print protected in plastic. This copy is also signed by the photographer on the front cover of the publication in black marker.

A large scale catalog issued in conjunction with the exhibition Daido Moriyama: Vintage Prints at the Shine Gallery and Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, held February 2004. Profusely illustrated throughout with finely printed large scale b/w photographic reproductions after unpublished images from the acclaimed Japanese photographer's work. Initial text from photographer William Klein and gallerist Michael Hoppen on the interior front cover.

From the publisher: "A collection of rare vintage prints from Moriyama's own personal collection, providing a substantial body of work from the 1960's, 70's and 80's previously unseen in public. A stray dog is caught in strong shadows against a high-contrast background, piercing the viewer with an unwavering gaze. The best-known image of Moriyama, it encapsulates perfectly the detached observation and raw, unsettling style of this highly influential Japanese photographer. Along with Eikoh Hosoe and Kikuji Kawada, Moriyama has gone from being one of Japan's most radical and rebellious photographers to being one of it's most celebrated and important visual artists today the Japanese equivalent of Robert Frank. [Recently, Moriyama has had] important retrospectives at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Shimane Art Museum, Kashiro Art Museum, Japan and the Fondation Cartier."

Catalog and print both in near fine condition overall. near fine. Item #48646
ISBN: 0953845176

Price: $1,250.00

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