Ipy Girl Ipy. Photographs by Tad Wakamatsu. Heibonsha, Tokyo, 1970. Unpaged. Quarto. First edition. SIGNED on title pay by Tad Wakamatsu & model Haruko Wanibuchi. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black and white reproductions.
An awesome book of hippy-psychedelic-erotic style! Highly recommended for fans of Sam Haskins and Wingate Paine. Hippie chicks, bikers, nudity, etc....Much of it shot mostly in New York, with solarized processing, high contrast, blurred graininess and a section printed on a translucent vellum-like paper. For a contemporary audience, the main draw for this book would have been the model Haruko Wanibuchi, a well-known film star who appeared regularly on in ads and the tabloids.
Coinciding with the release of the book as an Ipy Girl Ipy LP, with a a cover design that is a variant of the book's, on which she sings and plays violin [also very collectible!; watch a video here!]. A high profile department store exhibition with coverage in Camera Mainichi also followed.
A fantastic book that is rare with any signature, impossibly scare with both!
Fine-; some foxing, light edge wear; obi with light creasing and one tiny tear.