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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 134


    Price Realised  


    First Abandon The World of Certainty. [ie. Provoke 4 and 5]. Tokyo: Tabata Shoten, 1970.

    Octavo (209 x 144mm). 77 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated wrappers; original photo-illustrated dust-jacket (light wear at extremities of wrappers and dust-jacket); cloth folding box. Moriyama and Nakahira's signatures in black marker on front endpaper.

    FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY MORIYAMA AND TAKUMA NAKAHIRA. Moriyama has become Provoke's most representative exponent, while Nakahira was one of the group's original founders. With photographs by Moriyama, Nakahira, Takanashi and Tagi, and published the year after the group's dissolution. The Open Book, pp.252-53.

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