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  • Provenance


    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay


    Mr. Etsuro Ishihara was awakended to photography in 1976 when he joined
    a project at Nihon University on the concept of ‘Collecting Photography’.
    Subsequently, after some trips to New York and Europe, within two years
    he opened up his Gallery, Zeit Photo Salon (named after the morning paper
    he would read during his time studying in Germany). Zeit was the first
    gallery in Japan to specialise in the exhibition and sale of photography as
    art. Despite the fact that he was overlooked for many years he continued
    to pursue his cause and in the last three decades is responsible for making
    the names of the majority of the most internationally acclaimed Japanese
    Photographers from the 20th Century including Eikoh Hosoe, Daido
    Moriyama, Noboyushi Araki, Shoji Ueda and Toshio Shibata to name a few.
    Mr Ishihara’s Photographic Collection has recently been exhibited at the
    Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art, and Phillips de Pury & Company
    is honoured to offer for sale some highlights from his Japanese works.
    This selection of works offers an insight in to the quality and tenacity of
    Ishihara’s eye for photography. From rare early vintage Araki and Ueda
    to contemporary works by Shibata. Ishihara is a true pioneer of Japanese
    Photography and beyond.

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF ETSURO ISHIHARA, TOKYO

145

Untitled

c. 1970

Gelatin silver print.

32.7 x 40.3 cm. (12 7/8 x 15 7/8 in).

Signed in Japanese in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,500 

Sold for £3,500

KYOBAI, Japanese Art and Culture

3 Apr 2008, 6pm
London