Eiji Ohashi - Photographs London Tuesday, November 22, 2022 | Phillips

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  • “I must have visited this location more than 30 times, always aiming for the perfect moment.”
    —Eiji Ohashi 
    For his ongoing Roadside Lights series, Eiji Ohashi (b.1955) photographs the uniquely Japanese, ever-present vending machines that can be found alongside nearly every road in his homeland. Within a stunning landscape, a solitary appliance stands, providing a reassuring beam of light as the day turns to dusk and the snow melts to water. ‘I find the lonely figure of the vending machine, working tirelessly whether it rains or storms, to be oddly reminiscent of us modern humans,’ notes Ohashi. ‘With their perpetual glow of light, the vending machines also offer us hope.’ The Japanese artist 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). His work has been exhibited widely and resides in the Sapporo Art Museum, Hokkaidō.


    E. Ohashi, Roadside Lights, Tokyo: Zen Foto, 2017. 


    • Literature

      E. Ohashi, Roadside Lights, Tokyo: Zen Foto, 2017, cover



Roadside Lights #002

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 101 x 152 cm (39 3/4 x 59 7/8 in.)
Frame: 106 x 157 cm (41 3/4 x 61 3/4 in.)

Signed, dated in ink, printed title, date, number 2/2 on an artist label and a Certificate of Authenticity, both 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.

Full Cataloguing

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £11,340

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London Auction 22 November 2022