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    Sale 5948

    Photobooks

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    SHOMEI TOMATSU

    Price Realised  

    SHOMEI TOMATSU
    11:02 Nagasaki. Tokyo: Shashindojinsha, 1966.

    Quarto (220 x 190 mm). 119 black and white photographs. Original photo-illustrated boards, original printed cardboard slipcase (spine and edges browned, slipcase with light wear). Tomatsu's signature on the half-title.

    FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY TOMATSU. One of 'the most significant memorials to the defining event in twentieth-century Japanese history', which illustrates 'a clear progression towards truly world class Japanese photographic expression' (The Photobook). The Open Book, pp.226-27; The Photobook, vol. I, pp.274-77.


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