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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 68

    MORIYAMA DAIDO (b.1938)

    Memory of Dog 2, 1981

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    MORIYAMA DAIDO (b.1938)
    Memory of Dog 2, 1981
    gelatin silver print
    signed by photographer in Japanese and English, numbered '7' and annotated 'A Boy' in another hand, all in pencil on verso
    13¼ x 20in. (33.5 x 50.8cm.)


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    This important image of the back of a boy's shaved head appears in Moriyama's 1982 book Light and Shadow, which marks his return to photography following his post-Farewell Photography hiatus. He moves beyond the PROVOKE aesthetic to achieve a new clarity -- a black and white world of light and shadow.

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    Provenance

    From the artist;
    to a private collection, Tokyo;
    acquired by present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1960

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES

    Light, simple light hitting an object, has presented a clear, pure and lucid outline to my eye.

    MORIYAMA DAIDO, 1984


    Literature

    Asahi Camera, May 1982; Moriyama, Hikari to kage [Light and Shadow], Toju-sha, 1982 (fig.C); Holborn, Black Sun: The Eyes of Four, Aperture, 1986, p.71; Moriyama Daido: Nihon no shashinka 37 [Japanese Photographers, Vol.37], Iwanami Shoten, 1997; Phillips et al., Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1999, pl.86, no.170, titled 'Tokyo'; Moriyama, Inu no kioku shusho [Memory of Dog: Epilogue], Kawada Bunko, 2001, front cover (fig.D); Daido Moriyama 55, Phaidon, 2001, p.103; Daido Moriyama, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain/Actes Sud, p.33; Hunter of Light: Daido Moriyama 1965-2003, Shimane Art Museum/NHK Educational, 2003, p.217, pl.328, titled 'Light and Shadow'; Daido Moriyama: The Complete Works Vol.2 1974-1992, Daiwa Radiator Factory, 2004, p.201, no.2041, variant cropping dated '1982'.