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    Sale 7584


    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 70

    MORIYAMA DAIDO (b.1938)

    Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987

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    MORIYAMA DAIDO (b.1938)
    Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987
    oversized silkscreen on canvas, executed 2007
    56 x 43½in. (142.2 x 110.5cm.)

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    A leading figure in Japanese photography since the 1960s, Moriyama has consistently pushed the boundaries of photographic possibilities. Extreme close-up, radical framing and high contrast have rendered this image, taken for the monthly magazine Shashin Jidai, into a multi-layered grid of black diagonals and white ovals. Twenty-one years after making this photograph, he breathes new life into it with this oversized silkscreen on canvas.

    This work is AP 1 from the edition of one plus one AP and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, signed by Moriyama.

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    Shashin Jidai, May 1987, within feature 'How to Create Beautiful Photographs 6'; Moriyama, Nakaji eno tabi [A Journey to Nakaji], Sokyu-sha, 1987; Daido Moriyama 55, Phaidon, 2001, front cover & p.111; Daido Moriyama, Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain/Actes Sud, p.57; Hunter of Light: Daido Moriyama 1965-2003, Shimane Art Museum/NHK Educatinal, 2003, p.228, pl.348; Daido Moriyama: The Complete Works Vol.2 1974-1992, Daiwa Radiator Factory, 2004, p.407, no.2661.