19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
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.
FIRST EDITION OF WATANABE'S RARE FIRST BOOK. Watanabe's 'particular blend of spontaneity and typified posing would have a definite influence on a whole generation of photographers, including Seiji Kurata and Keizo Kitajima' (Japon). De Beaupré, Japon 1968-1982, pp.34-5.
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