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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 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 . . .
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    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto: Theaters (Ltd. Ed. with Signed Gravure Print!)

    "For more than a decade, photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto and graphic designer Takaaki Matsumoto have been collaborating on a series of unclassifiable books that seem to hover between catalogue and conce . . .
    $2495
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    The Photo Book The Open Book
     
    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto: Sea of Buddha (SIGNED)

    A stunning production consisting of 48 photographs of 1,000 Buddha sculptures located in the temple of Sanju San-Gen-do, Kyoto.
    "The art scene I knew in New York in the 1970s was dominated by minim . . .
    $1495
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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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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Florian van Roekel: How Terry Likes His Coffee. A Photo Odyssey into Office Life

    One of Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade!
    "In How Terry likes his Coffee I examined the consequences of professionalization on the way we cope with re . . .
    $295
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    The Photo Book
     
    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
    1d 18h 47m
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    Go to this Auction Daido Moriyama: Sashin yo Sayonara (Bye Bye Photography, Dear)--First Edition, SIGNED

    A landmark of postwar photography! Called by Parr & Badger, the "most extreme monument of the Provoke period, indeed one of the most extreme photobooks ever published...a brilliant barrage of stream-o . . .
    $1,495
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books The Open Book
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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
    1d 18h 57m
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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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    The Photo Book
     
    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 Wim & Donata Wenders: Journey to Onomichi (SIGNED by Both)

    Gorgeously lyrical landscapes photos by the renowned filmmaker and his wife chronicling a trip to the southern seaside town of Onomichi, inspired in part by Yaujiro Ozu's 1953 film, 'Tokio Monogatari' . . .
    $295
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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 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 Sandy Kim (Unpiano monograph, SIGNED)

    Sandy Kim is the latest in a long line of photographers indebted to the verite, diaristic approach of Nan Goldin and Ryan McGinley.
    As McGinley has written:
    "I met Sandy Kim recently at th . . .
    $265

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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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    Go to this Auction Robert Heinecken: Friends of Photography Monograph (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)

    From Andy Grundberg's May 22, 2006 New York Times Obituary:
    "Heinecken's most influential body of work was his 1966-67 series 'Are You Rea,' consisting of images that superimposed advertising and . . .
    $265

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    Go to this Auction Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

    "...a powerful and disturbing testament to the glory and the destructive cost of American capitalism: the center of a once-thriving metropolis in the most powerful nation on earth has become a ghost t . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Chris Killip: Isle of Man. A book about the Manx (Hardbound Edition, INSCRIBED Association Copy)

    Killip's brilliant paean to the people and the landscape of his native island. As John Berger says in his preface, Killip's photos brilliantly reveal "both the experience of the people of and the char . . .
    $495

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    Go to this Auction Josef Sudek (Set of 12 Postcards, Orbis, 1962)

    Beautifully printed postcard set with classic Sudek images issued by the famed Orbis publishing house. Very scarce item for the Sudek completist. . . .
    $495

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    Go to this Auction William Klein: New York (Life is Good & Good For You In New York!)--1st UK Edition

    The paradigm shift on view in Klein’s New York... is nowhere more clearly elucidated than in this review of by Minor White, originally published in "Image Magazine", the Journal of Photography . . .
    $1365

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with 'New York City, 1948' Cover

    As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is summed up in opening lines contained in the 1989 edition:
    I am looking back into a . . .
    $2995

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