1954 - 2019
TOKYO COMPRESSION REVISITED, 2012
77 tirages pigmentaires
chacun signé, titré, daté, numéroté '3/5' (+2AP) et annoté au crayon au verso
page de garde avec numéro d'édition et copyright de l'artiste
dans son coffret noir, signé et annoté au crayon à l'intérieur
77 archival pigment prints
each signed, titled, dated, numbered '3/5' (+2AP) and annotated in pencil on the reverse
title page with edition number and artist copyright
housed in a black clamshell box with signature and information on the set inscribed in pencil inside
chaque image / each image: 9 ⅝ x 7 ⅝ in.; 24,4 x 19,5 cm
chaque feuille / each sheet: 10 ¼ x 8 ¼ in.; 26 x 21,1 cm
All prints are in excellent condition. On a few prints corners are slightly bumped and there are some dirt stains on verso.
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Acquired directly from the artist
Tokyo Compression, Berlin: Peperoni Press, 2010
Tokyo Compression Revisited, Berlin: Peperoni Press, 2011
The work of Michael Wolf focuses mainly on megacities. His photographs document the architecture and culture of large cities.
In his most famous series Tokyo Compression, he accumulates images of Tokyo subway passengers during rush hour. Taken from the platform, his images show portraits of passengers through the foggy windows of the subway trains. It makes visible the compression and isolation endured by the overloaded megalopolis and elevates it to a series of silent observations of these individuals, their gestures and expressions.