10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 10,000
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
Shinjuku Guntoden 66/73 -- Shinjuku: The Story of a Band of Thieves 66/73. Tokyo: Camera Mainichi and Barakei Gahosha, 1973.
Octavo (185 x 125 mm). Printed on yellow paper. 128 black and white photographs, including the covers. Original photo-illustrated stapled wrappers (light wear, spine faintly browned); cloth folding box. Watanabe's stamp on the back cover.
Gelatin silver print (187 x 280 mm), verso annotated, dated ("1972") and with the artist's stamp; in a cloth chemise and boxed with Watanabe, Gangs of Kabukicho, (New York: PPP, 2006).
FIRST EDITION OF WATANABE'S FIRST BOOK, WITH HIS STAMP. TOGETHER WITH A VINTAGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT OF THE FRONT COVER IMAGE. (3)
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