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Daido Moriyama (Japanese, b. 1938) Stray Dog, Misawa

Auction:
3140B
Lot:
144
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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3140B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 21, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Daido Moriyama (Japanese, b. 1938)

Stray Dog, Misawa, 1971, printed c. 2002. Signed in Japanese characters and signed "Daido" in pencil on the verso l.r. Gelatin silver print, image size 11 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. (29.5 x 41.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Scattered handling crimps, two small losses to the right of the dog's head.

N.B. A major figure in the history of postwar Japanese photography, Daido Moriyama's deliberately grainy and technically imperfect images reflect both a fascination with and ambiguity towards American attitudes and ideals and their influence on Japan's social and cultural fabric in the years following World War II. He took this photograph, which he has described as a kind of self-portrait, in 1971 in Misawa, which is home to a large U.S. Air Force base in the northeast of Japan.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Sheet measures 14 x 17 in. (35.6 x 43.2 cm).


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Japan, Daidō Moriyama, Misawa

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