New York (Includes Signed Silver Gelatin Print of the Cover Photo)

Keizo Kitajima

Published by Biyakuya-shobo, 1982
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This is a first edition, first printing of the award winning photobook "New York" published by Biyakuya-shobo, Tokyo, in 1982. Although many Japanese photographers came to New York to take photograph in the seventies, Kitajima produced the best book to come out of the period. He totally captured gritty images of New York streets and nightclubs and presented a vision of the city that overshadows the individual. He was awarded the prestigious Kimura Ihei Award in 1982 for his efforts. Photoeye summed it up best, "Equally fascinated with the Manhattan's prosaic street life as well as its seamier underbelly, Keizo Kitajima's landmark 1982 book harkens back to both Weegee and Klein. His images highlight the stark juxtapositions and quiet desperation of city life and, in the tradition of the flaneur, his eye zooms in on the passing celebrity, occasional decadence, and random displays of outrageous behavior." Containing 140 full page black and white photographs, the book measures approximately 12" x 8.5" and is cloth bound in a photographically illustrated dust jacket. The rare post card issued with book is laid-in. The book is in FINE condition with a FINE- dust jacket that has a very small corner crease in the front upper right. The book is accompanied by a silver gelatin print of the Mick Jagger cover image entitled, "Mick Jagger, East Village, 1981". The print was done in 2007 with a limitation of 7 this being number 2. The print measures 12 x 8.5 inches and is signed and numbered by Keizo Kitajima on the verso. The print is in FINE condition and is professionally matted with corner mounts and foam back using museum quality materials. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: New York (Includes Signed Silver Gelatin ...
Publisher: Biyakuya-shobo
Publication Date: 1982
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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