• Journey For Something (Lips)

Daido Moriyama

Journey For Something (Lips)

 1.750,00 (Ex VAT)
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35 x 25 x 3 cm (Book size)
39 x 33 x 5,5 cm (Box size)
25 x 20 cm (Print size)
37 x 31 cm (Size incl. matte)
This edition includes 1 gelatin silver print, “Lips / No. 46” (Tokyo), and 1 hardcover book published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Journey For Something’ with essays by Erik Kessels and dr. Matthias Harder, Chief Curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
Book is signed and print is signed and numbered by the artist.
All artworks are housed in a handmade linen slipcase.
Edition 40

Talking about Tokyo and photography it is impossible not to think immediately of Daido Moriyama, one of Japan’s major photographers with a great influence on the development of contemporary photography. Born in the port city of Osaka in 1938, Moriyama turned to photography at the age of twenty-one and moved to Tokyo to work with the eminent photographer Eikoh Hosoe. Some years later, in 1963, he starts working as a freelance photographer. Moriyama sets off to produce an immense oeuvre that continues to grow up to the present day.

A major influence came from Andy Warhol. Around 1967 Moriyama obtained a catalogue of an Andy Warhol exhibition and became strongly interested in concepts and the perception of a voyeuristic media culture in Warhol’s work. Also the concept of constantly recycling and re-interpreting existing imagery was appealing to him. For his work is far from permanent. As Patrick Remy states: Moriyama endlessly plunges into his contact prints, tirelessly reprints his images, re-centers them, prints them horizontally or vertically to achieve the desired format at the time, enough to make to lose yourself in the maelstrom of his photos.

Text taken from the introduction “Tokyo Drifter” written by Marcel Feil (Deputy Director of Artistic Affairs of Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam) for the book “Tokyo” (Reflex Editions Amsterdam)



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