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159
Bishin Jumonji
UNTITLED 1
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
159
Bishin Jumonji
UNTITLED 1
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bishin Jumonji
B. 1947
UNTITLED 1
signed and editioned '2/5' in pencil on the reverse, flush-mounted to acrylic, 1971, printed later
15 3/4  by 15 3/4  in. (40 by 40 cm.)
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Literature

John Szarkowski and Shoji Yamagishi, New Japanese Photography (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1974), p. 109

Beyond the Senses: Bishin Jumonji Photographs (Tokyo, 2007), unpaginated

Catalogue Note

In 1971, the young Japanese photographer Bishin Jumonji made 12 images of headless figures. Collectively known as Untitled, this series was first published in the Tokyo-based photograph magazine Camera Mainichi, edited by Shōji Yamagishi. At The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1974, Yamagishi and John Szarkowski curated New Japanese Photography, the first broad survey of contemporary Japanese photography outside of Japan. This traveling exhibition presented 15 small, one-man shows by some of the most talented Japanese photographers, including Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, Daido Moriyama, Kikuji Kawada, and Ken Ohara.  A print of this image and that offered in the following lot were among the four photographs from Jumonji’s Untitled series featured in the exhibition and are now in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.    

Photographs

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