Tokyo by Daido Moriyama
Signed Deluxe Limited Edition, 33 of 40
Includes Signed and Numbered Silver Gelatin Print
This is a signed deluxe limited edition of “Tokyo” published by Reflex New Art Gallery, Amsterdam in 2003 with a limitation of 40 this being number 33. Included with the book is an original silver gelatin print that is hand-numbered and signed in English by Daido Moriyama on the verso. The deluxe limited edition should not be confused with the trade edition that had a limitation of 1,000 without the signed print. The book is packed with the Artist’s trademark full-bleed black and white photographs. It also includes an essay by Marcel Feil, examining Moriyama’s career and his relationship with the city. From the publisher: “Daido Moriyama’s work shows his stylistic lineage; in his early days he trained under Takeji Iwamiya and worked in Tokyo as an assistant to Japanese photography master Eikoh Hosoe. Now acknowledged as a brilliant photographer in his own right, Moriyama’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, and the Shine Gallery in London. Created for his exhibit at Amsterdam’s Reflex New Art Gallery, “Tokyo” showcases the best of Moriyama’s iconic work within Japan’s largest city. The classic shots of Tokyo’s crowded walkways and neon lights can be found here, but they take on a new meaning when viewed through Moriyama’s unique lens. His work also features the unexpected here, however, with photographs of the city’s darker areas and people’s more day-to-day lives.”
Measuring approximately 9.5”x 7.75”, the book is a hard cover with obi that is housed inside a specially made clamshell box with a fuchsia velvet coating. The silver gelatin silver print is on 8 x 10 inch paper, with the image being 7.75 x 9.75 inches. The photograph is replicated in the book on pages 56-57. The print is signed and numbered by Daido Moriyama on the verso. The print is housed in a special black archival paper folio, with the title “Tokyo” stamped in fuchsia in Kanji characters and is housed in the clamshell box.
The book, print, and slipcase are in MINT condition.
Photographs of the book, print, as well as several photographs contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.