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In a 2010 Guardian article, photography critic Sean O'Hagan asked, 'Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the past 25 years'?. "There is a dark, brooding beauty in these images that is singular and affecting," he writes. "In The Solitude of Ravens, Fukase found a subject that reflected his darkening vision, and he pursued it with obsessive relentlessness."
Also on the auction block this week: the rare limited edition of the Avedon favorite Made in France (Only 1/100, with a signed print!); a signed copy of Hiroshi Sugimoto's mesmerizing Sea of Buddha & MORE

  • Sugimoto's Theaters (the Limited Edition, with a Signed Gravure Print!)
  • Liz Cohen: Bodywork. The Trabant Project 2002-2006, From An East German Trabant to a US El Camino.
  • Two SIGNED Moriyama Classics: Sashin yo Sayonara (Bye Bye Photography, Dear)—1st Edition and Japanese Theater (Japan, A Photo Theater)
  • Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Alexey Brodovitch, art director)—nos. 1-3—Complete Run

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    Go to this Auction Zdenek Tmej: Print from Abeceda Dusevniho Prazdna (The Alphabet of Spiritual Emptiness)

    An image of dashed masculinity that is worthy of Géricault's famous Wounded Cuirassier (a study for the final painting is shown HERE
    From Errata Editions, w . . .
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    Go to this Auction André Kertész: Day of Paris (in Scarce Dust Jacket!)

    Kertész's first American publication appeared after he had been living in New York for almost ten years. Taken during the 20s and 30s, but not appearing until the end of World War II, the images have . . .
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Europeans (in Rare Acetate Jacket)

    "Cartier-Bresson worked on The Europeans for five years, a short period if one considers that the famous Images ? la sauvette [The Decisive Moment] of 1952, was the fruit of twenty years' labour. Its . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Jonas Bendiksen: Satellites (SIGNED)

    "This culmination of a fascinating seven-year photographic journey takes viewers through the countries and enclaves once held in orbit by the immense gravity of Moscow, the nucleus of the Soviet empir . . .
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    Go to this Auction Osamu Nagahama: The Island of Long Hot Nights

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    Nagahama's photographs of Okinawa show some of the hallmarks of the mature Provoke style--rough, . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Joel Meyerowitz: Cover Image from Cape Light (Color Print)

    "Joel Meyerowitz first started shooting color photographs in the late 1960s, both in New York City and on trips overseas, but it was his Cape Light series from a decade later that brought him national . . .
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    Go to this Auction Philip-Lorca diCorcia (Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)

    An early catalogue highlighting diCorcia's groundbreaking work.
    "DiCorcia's images perch on the lines between fact and fiction, blending a documentary mode with techniques of staged photography. . . .
    $265
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    Go to this Auction Bernhard Fuchs: Portrait Photographs (SIGNED) + Autos + Roads & Paths

    A student of Bernd and Hilla Becher, Bernard Fuchs is an exemplary member of the "Dusseldorf School". In these two volumes he uses the 'typological' approach of his teachers in examinations of ubiquit . . .
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    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: American Musicians (INSCRIBED)

    Though Friedlander has been drawn to musicians throughout his long career, these images remain his underrated body of work. . . .
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    Go to this Auction Emmet Gowin: Photographs (1st monograph, 1976) --SIGNED

    Emmet Gowin's first retrospective book. "It is Gowin's sensibility, rather than any specific visual style or carefully plotted ideational thrust, which is the hallmark and the unifying force of his oe . . .
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    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: The Little Screens

    Published sporadically over the years, Friedlander's deadpan commentary on television and modern life appears complete for the first time in this 2001 publication. In The Little Screens, Friedlander i . . .
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    Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu)--First Edition!

    In a 2010 article critic Sean O'Hagan asks, Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the pa . . .
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    The Photo Book

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    Go to this Auction Portfolio: A Magazine for the Graphic Arts (Alexey Brodovitch, art director)--nos. 1-3--Complete Run

    A complete set of Alexey Brodovitch's legendary Portfolio magazine. One of the undisputed high-points in American graphic design of the twentieth century. Along with [bid or read more]

    $1195

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    Go to this Auction George Dureau: New Orleans. 50 Photographs

    "With a cult-like following, George Dureau's photographs are a striking mix of carnal and heroic, unsentimental yet completely intimate and personal."--from Dureau's April 2014 obituary in the [bid or read more]

    $250

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    Go to this Auction Kohei Yoshiyuki: Document Kouen (Document Park)--First Edition.

    "[Document Kouen] is a brilliant piece of social documentation, catching perfectly the loneliness, sadness and desperation that so often accompany sexual or human relationships in a big, hard metropol . . .
    $495

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    Go to this Auction Daido Moriyama: Japanese Theater (Japan, A Photo Theater)--SIGNED

    Moriyama's killer first book!! Included in Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 1970s Ivan Vartanian & Ryui . . .
    $995

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    Go to this Auction Liz Cohen: Bodywork. The Trabant Project 2002-2006, From An East German Trabant to a US El Camino.

    "This instantly collectible limited edition artist's book, featuring rounded edges and nine blown-in, four-color photographic images, documents a recent project by the daring and witty young American . . .
    $595

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    Go to this Auction Masahisa Fukase: The Solitude of Ravens (Karasu)--First Edition!

    In a 2010 article critic Sean O'Hagan asks, Masahisa Fukase's Ravens: the best photobook of the pa . . .
    $2495

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    Go to this Auction Richard Avedon: Made in France (Limited Edition with Signed Print, Only 1/100!)

    "This extraordinarily printed collection stands as an important rediscovery of a small but central body of work in the career of one of the world's best known and beloved photographers. The Richard Av . . .
    $11995

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    Go to this Auction Sam Haskins: November Girl

    "November Girl is poetry in pictures. It is the elegy of a lovely girl's longing for the return of the lover who is dead, of her heart and soul bared in a vain attempt to recapture a love that is fore . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Sam Haskins: Cowboy Kate & Andere Stories (First German Ed. in Slipcase)

    Writing in 1964 Norman Hall said of this book: "The main story is a sort of allegory with a theme as old as the folklore of humanity. Nostalgically, it guys the props, the conventions and sentimentali . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Tad Wakamatsu: Ipy Girl, Ipy

    An awesome book of hippy-psychedelic-erotic style! Highly recommended for fans of Sam Haskins and Wingate Paine. Hippie chicks, bikers, lots of nudity, etc....Much of it shot mostly in New York, with . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Henri Maccheroni: 100 Photographs from the Series 'Two Thousand Photographs of a Woman's Sex'

    "This singularly obsessive book is yet another that delivers exactly what it says on the cover--one hundred photographs of a single woman's pudenda, shot from an intimate distance, chosen from the com . . .
    $250

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    Go to this Auction Oliviero Toscani: Colors Cacas [Sh*T]: A Coffee-Table Book--SIGNED

    Showing a keen understanding of the dialectic between the high and the low, the sacred and the profane, I will say my four year old boy absolutely LOVES this book.

    A project conceived by Ol . . .
    $365

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    Go to this Auction Lionel Wendt's Ceylon

    An gem of classic gravure and letterpress printing! Included in Parr/Badger Vol. II.
    "The pianist, photographer, critic, and cinematographer, Lionel Wendt was the central figure of a cultural . . .
    $595

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    Go to this Auction Tal R: Everybody please go home

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. Chosen as one the 28 most important Danish photo books for the catalogue and exhibition ‘28 Danish P . . .
    $595

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    Go to this Auction Ruth Bernhard: Victorian House, San Francisco, 1963

    "To me...San Francisco is an ideal city, intellectually stimulating and naturally beautiful. The oceans and forests are close enough to refresh the spirit; the architecture is always exciting."--Ruth . . .
    $1895

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