VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Gift of the artist to editor of Camera Mainichi 20th Anniversary Issue, 1973;
acquired by present owner.
JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1960
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, TOKYO
It can be said that Sacré Atavism began with this image. As evidence, if one were to strip this book of its photographs, one by one, until all were gone, the afterimage of 'Woman of Sankt Pauli' will still remain.
KAWADA KIKUJI, 1973
Canon Circle, No.111, September 1969; Kawada, Sei naru sekai -- Sacré Atavism, Shashin Hyoron-sha, 1971, pp.220-21 (illus.); this print is reproduced in Camera Mainichi 20th Anniversary Issue -- 100 Photographers: Profiles & Works, December 1973, p.79; Kawada Kikuji: Nihon no shashinka 33 [Japanese Photographers, Vol.33], Iwanami Shoten, 1998, pl.24; Kaneko & Jimbo (eds.), Kikuji Kawada: Theatrum Mundi, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 2003, pp.34-35 & 135.