Daidō Moriyama - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Nippon Gekijō Shashinchō (Japan: A Photo Theater), Tokyo, 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    This is one of the seven photos printed in the July 1966 issue of Camera Mainichi magazine, collectively entitled Kamakura, one of the earliest series from photographer Daido Moriyama. The subjects are a mother, her daughter, and the daughter's baby, visiting Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, a massive shrine located in Kamakura, for Miyamairi, a traditional Shinto rite of passage for newborns. This exceedingly rare and early print is representative of Moriyama's unique photographic expression,formed alongside, yet distinct from, the influences of the older generation of influential photographers such as Shomei Tomatsu and Eikoh Hosoe. This vintage work also indicates how Moriyama was printing in this earliest stage of his career. His vintage prints of this period are highly treasured items; almost entirely collected by Tokyo Polytechnic University, they rarely appear on the market.



vintage silver gelatin print
12 x 10 in. (30.6 x 25.4 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil in English and Japanese "'66 Daido" on the reverse.
This work is unique.

$8,000 - 12,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am