10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
Oh, Nippon! -- Oh, Japan!. Tokyo: Miki Shuppan, 1971.
Quarto (171 x 206 mm). Black and white photographs. Original pink printed wrappers (tiniest bumps at corners and ends of spine); black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED WITH A SELF-PORTRAIT SKETCH on the front flyleaf. This is likely Araki's first regularly published book, preceding Sentimental Journey. The images are of nudes in series and collage, printed in dark-toned black and white gravure.
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