10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 10,000
USD 5,000 - USD 8,000
Shinjuku Guntoden 66/73 -- Shinjuku: The Story of a Band of Thieves 66/73. Tokyo: Camera Mainichi and Barakei Gahosha, 1973.
Octavo (185 x 125 mm). Printed on yellow paper. 128 black and white photographs, including the covers. Original photo-illustrated stapled wrappers (light wear, spine faintly browned); cloth folding box. Watanabe's stamp on the back cover.
Gelatin silver print (187 x 280 mm), verso annotated, dated ("1972") and with the artist's stamp; in a cloth chemise and boxed with Watanabe, Gangs of Kabukicho, (New York: PPP, 2006).
FIRST EDITION OF WATANABE'S FIRST BOOK, WITH HIS STAMP. TOGETHER WITH A VINTAGE GELATIN SILVER PRINT OF THE FRONT COVER IMAGE. (3)
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France