19 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
Sentimencharu na Tabi -- A Sentimental Journey. Tokyo: Nobuyoshi Araki, 1971.
Square quarto (240 x 240 mm). 108 black and white photographs. Without the green printed sheet found in some copies. Original pictorial wrappers (some soiling, light creasing on back cover). Araki's signature in pencil on the front cover; printed address on the back cover crossed-out in pen almost certainly by Araki.
FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY ARAKI. 'Without a doubt the most exemplary book by Nobuyoshi Araki'; it had 'a decisive influence on many generations of photographers both in Japan and elsewhere' (De Beaupré). Sentimental Journey is the first instalment in Araki's now substantial 'I Novel', and ' a masterly demonstration of the many ways in which the photograph acts as an incredibly potent memory trace' (The Photobook). 101 Books, pp.206-7; De Beaupré, Japon, p.16; The Open Book, pp.268-69; The Photobook, vol. I, p.295.
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