Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 105176
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 250 copies, signed and hand-numbered in pencil on the colophon page by Okanoue. Hardcover. Custom-designed cloth presentation case with fine, burnt sienna cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gray on front cover, with printed loose sheets collated in a foldover paper enclosure (attached to inside rear board), no dust jacket as issued. The presentation case is contained in a matching cloth clamshell box. Photographic collages by Toshiko Okanoue. Includes captions to the plates. 14 total unbound matte heavy art paper sheets (16 x 12-1/2 inches), with 12 four-color sheet-fed offset plates and letterpress text superbly printed through Artichoke Press. Clamshell box is 17-5/8 x 13-3/4 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "Following our monograph, Drop of Dreams, Toshiko Okanoue's collages were exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exposure generated from that exhibition, coupled with Okanoue's inclusion in The History of Japanese Photography book and exhibition, created a great demand for Okanoue's work among private and institutional collectors. With most of her original collages now in the holdings of museums in Asia, Europe and the United States, we are pleased to announce a limited-edition portfolio of Okanoue's work. Beautifully printed in four-color sheetfed offset on heavy art paper, the 12 images selected for this portfolio represent the best of Okanoue's output between the years 1951 and 1956, described at the time as 'a contemporary version of Alice in Wonderland.' Surreal in appearance, they are perhaps most remarkable for what they represent: a young Japanese woman's perception of the Western way of life, as seen through her artless rearrangement of images clipped from such magazines as Life and Vogue."