Eiji Ohashi - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips
  • Literature

    E. Ohashi, Roadside Lights, Tokyo: Zen Foto, 2017, n.p.
    E. Ohashi, Roadside Lights Seasons: Winter, Tokyo: Case, 2020, n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The ever-present vending machine is a staple of the Japanese landscape and can be found alongside nearly every road, illuminating the streets at night. On Christmas Eve 2016, Sapporo, the capital of Eiji Ohashi’s native Hokkaidō, was unusually still and tranquil in the wake of the worst snowstorm in 60 years; Ohashi ventured out by foot to capture this lone vending machine, its head covered in snow, ‘heroically continuing to work’ with its luminescence underscoring its perseverance. Ohashi has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Moscow International Foto Awards (2016), photo-eye Best Books (2017) and the Special Photographer Award at the 34th Higashikawa Awards (2018).



Roadside Lights #016

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 101.4 x 152 cm (39 7/8 x 59 7/8 in.)
Frame: 109 x 160 cm (42 7/8 x 62 7/8 in.)

Signed, dated in ink, printed title, date and number 2/2 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Signed Certifcate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

This work is number 2 from the sold-out edition of 2 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions. 

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £33,750

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London Auction 25 September 2020