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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the estate of the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips de Pury & Company is pleased to continue our presentation of Japanese Modernist photographs from the Jacobson/Hashimoto Collection.

    Widely recognized as an expert in the field of American and European photography, Tom Jacobson is best known for his efforts championing the work of the long-forgotten French photographer Pierre Dubreuil. With a similar goal to discover the great photographers of the East, Jacobson turned his attention to Japan’s rich history of art photography in the pre-war era. With a set of rare journals as his starting point, he and his assistant-turned partner Kaori Hashimoto embarked on a journey that took them throughout Japan where they researched photographers, often meeting directly with them or their families. Looking at established and unknown photographers alike, and driven by the strength of the images themselves, together they amassed a collection of prints demonstrating the breadth of Japanese modernist photographs. From still-lifes and nudes, to landscapes and abstractions, these photographs reflect the talent and vitality of a culture that would be so drastically altered by war in the coming years.

    The following 11 lots include works by Yoshiyuki Iwase, Koyo Okada, Shikanosuke Yagaki, Itsumi, Minayoshi Takada and Iwao Yamawaki. The works are believed to be unique and almost all were acquired directly from the artists or their families.

PROPERTY FROM THE JACOBSON/HASHIMOTO COLLECTION

Ο197

Canoe

circa 1950
Gelatin silver print, printed circa 1955.
21 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. (54.9 x 45.4 cm).
Estate stamp on the verso.

Estimate
$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $2,250

Photographs

4 October 2011
New York