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Shomei Tomatsu

Untitled (from 'Chewing Gum and Chocolates, Yokosuka')

Lot Closed

October 5, 02:08 PM GMT


10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Details


Shomei Tomatsu

1930 - 2012

Untitled (from Chewing Gum and Chocolates, Yokosuka)

gelatin silver print, signed and dated in pencil on the reverse, 1959, printed in 2003

image: 8 ½ by 12 ¼ in. (21.6 by 31.8 cm.)

Acquired from the photographer
Shomei Tomatsu, Nihon (Japan) (Toyo, 1967), p. 130

Tatsuo Fukushima, What Now?! Japan through the Eyes of Shomei Tomatsu (Toeisha, 1981), p. 32

Traces – 50 Years of Tomatsu's Works (Tokyo: Metropolitan Museum of Photography, 1999), p. 47

Leo Rubinfien, Sandra S. Phillips, and John W. Dower, Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2004), p. 66

Shomei Tomatsu, Tokyo Mandala: The World of Shomei Tomatsu (Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, 2007), p. 33 

Leo Rubinfien and John Junkerman, eds., Chewing Gum and Chocolate (New York, 2014), pp. 42-3

María Martínez Cid and Fernando Gaona, eds., Shomei Tomatsu (Madrid: Fundación MAPFRE, 2018), p. 69