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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 83

    NARAHASHI ASAKO (b.1959)

    Jounanjima #3, 2002

    Price Realised  

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    NARAHASHI ASAKO (b.1959)
    Jounanjima #3, 2002
    chromogenic print
    signed in ink on label with typed credit, title, date and numbers '1/12', '042' on reverse of flush-mount
    23 x 35in. (58.5 x 89cm.)


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    The series half awake and half asleep in the water began on a snorkling and swimming holiday in Okinawa. Inspired by the many hours spent floating in the ocean, Narahashi used the competing feelings of comfort and seasickness caused by the waves to take photographs which capture this dual experience.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1960


    Literature

    Narahashi, half asleep and half awake in the water, Nazraeli, 2007, p.43 (fig.H).