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

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  • Provenance

    Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work was first printed in the February 1987 issue of Shashin Jidai magazine (published by Byakuya-Shobo). According to Moriyama's text that accompanied the work, sometime during the fall of 1986 he drove to the area of Higashiyama hot spring in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, wanting to see autumn foliage, and photographed a bathroom of the Japanese-style inn where he stayed. The close up of the bathroom tiles is the perfect expression of Moriyama's gut-level sensitivity, reflecting the consistent basis of his work from the 1980s until today.


How to Create a Beautiful Picture 3: Tiles of Aizuwakamatsu

vintage gelatin silver print
image 13 1/8 x 19 3/4 in. (33.4 x 50.3 cm)
sheet 17 7/8 x 22 in. (45.5 x 55.9 cm)

Signed and inscribed "17 TILE Daido Moriyama" on the reverse.

$12,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am