10 April 2008
Provoke 1. Tokyo: Provoke, November 1968.
Square quarto (210 x 210 mm). 23 black and white photographs. Original printed wrappers (light soiling).
Provoke 2. Tokyo: Provoke, March 1969. Quarto (243 x 180 mm). 50 black and white photographs. Original grey printed wrappers, original printed wraparound band (very light wear, light soiling on first and last leaf).
Provoke 3. Tokyo: Provoke, August 1969. Quarto (185 x 240 mm). 61 black and white photographs. Original red printed wrappers; all three issues together in one cloth folding box.
FIRST EDITIONS. RARE. A FINE SET OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PUBLICATION OF THE JAPANESE AVANT-GARDE. "IT WAS LIKE A BOMB IN JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY" (Araki, quoted in The Photobook). The Open Book, p.240-45; The Photobook, vol. I, p.270 ("legendary"). (3)
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