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Michiko Kon: Kon Box

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona and München: Nazraeli Press, in association with Photo Gallery International, Toyko, 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Boxed Set
ISBN: 3923922477
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100155



First edition, first printing. 42 total loose cards, with 40 duotone plates, in a custom-designed clear Lucite box with sliding top. Introduction (in English and Japanese) by Peter C. Bunnell in a separate four-page insert. Text (in English and Japanese) by Kohtaro Iizawa in a separate 26-page accordion-style insert. 6-1/2 x 6-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 numbered copies. Out of print. Scarce.


New in publisher's packaging.


From the publisher: "Michiko Kon is a contemporary Japanese artist of startling originality. Her exploration of the photographic still-life, in which perishable materials -- raw fish, fowl, vegetables -- are combined with familiar, often feminine objects -- a schoolgirl's uniform, high-heeled shoes, a pocketbook -- trigger our senses of touch, taste and smell through vision and imagination. Kon Box, published in association with p.g.i., Tokyo, presents forty of Kon's most powerful works. This set of 6 x 6 inch duotone cards is accompanied by essays in English and Japanese from Peter Bunnell and Kohtaro Iizawa."