Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 113615
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black paper-covered boards with title stamped in white on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Kohei Yoshiyuki. Text by Vince Aletti. Interview with the artist by Nobuyoshi Araki. Edited by Yossi Milo. Includes a biography, exhibition history, bibliography, collections and an exhibition checklist. Designed by stapelberg & fritz, Stuttgart, Germany. 128 pp., with 62 duotone plates beautifully printed in Germany on 170 gsm Galaxi Supermat paper by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern. 8-7/8 x 12 inches. Published in conjunction with a 2007 exhibition at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap. A Mint copy.
From the publisher: "Captured in three Tokyo parks in the early 1970s, Kohei Yoshiyuki's The Park series features some of the most intriguing photographic works of art ever. Shot at night using flash and infrared film, the photographs show hetero- and homosexuals gathering for furtive sexual encounters in the Shinjuku, Yoyogi, and Aoyama parks. These amorous scenes, however, are unpleasantly crowded; even before Yoshiyuki approached them with his camera, the couples had become objects of desire for voyeurs. 'It's not the sex in Yoshiyuki's photographs that is shocking, but rather, it is the reckless, pent-up fascination of the voyeurs--men so possessed that, for the moment, nothing else exists or matters--and the sense that we've all been there,' writes Vince Aletti. The sixty photographs, which generated a great deal of interest when first published in an austere Japanese edition in 1980, are presented here in duotone quality with an interview with the artist conducted by Nobuyoshi Araki."