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LEADAPRON Yoko My Love Nobuyoshi Araki Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1978. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto 8.5 x 8.25”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Yoko My Love is the seventh book in the Asahi Sonorama series of photobooks. The subject is Yoko Aoki, Arakiʼs wife from 1971 until her untimely death in 1990. At the couples wedding reception a slide show of nude photographs of Yoko was presented. She later commented that her relatives were dead silent, not knowing how to re-act, with the exception of one person who became ill. Condition: Small cut to rear part of crown; very tiny spot of green ink to lower text block; else Fine. 850

Jean-Michel Basquiat: Catalogue Raisonné of the Paintings Jean-Michel Basquiat Complete two-volume set Authors include Richard Marshall, Jean-Louis Prat, Bruno Bischofberger, Tony Shafrazi, Johnny Depp, Enrico Navarra plus others Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, 2000. Third Edition. Quarto 11.75 x 10”. Two hardbound volumes in pictorial wrapped boards with slipcase. This is an extremely comprehensive catalogue raisonné of works on canvas and wood done between 1980 to 1988. Condition: Top right front corner of one volume is a bit roughed; rear top corner lightly tapped; else a very bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Candlestick Point Lewis Baltz Min Gallery, Tokyo and Aperture, New York, 1989. First edition. Oblong folio 10.75 x 13.75”. Hardbound with black cardboard slipcase. INSCRIBED to Robert Sobieszek by Lewis Baltz. Sobieszek was the director of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1990 to 2005. "Baltz's pictures are monolithic in the sense that they make southern California, where he grew up, literally twodimensional and abstract. The unbroken surfaces that Baltz has depicted have--in the photograph--anyway--a kind of purity as pattern often quite beautiful."--Michel Frizot, The New History of Photography, p. 656. Condition: A few small blemishes and light rubbing to bottom edge of slipcase; Book is Fine. SOLD

A Different Kind of Order (Arbeiten 1962-1984) Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien John Baldessari Edited by Rainer Fuchs Lifeʼs Balance (Works 84-04) Kunsthaus Graz John Baldessari Edited by Walther König, Köln Verlag der Buchandlung Walther König, Köln, 2005. First Edition. Quarto 11 x 8.75”. Two soft bound volumes in stiff illustrated wrappers enclosed in pictorial slipcase (shown). This set was published for the collaborative retrospective by Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien and Kunsthaus Graz. The MUMOK part of the exhibition and publication focuses on the early and mid-career works, while the Kunsthaus Graz studies the later works; 1984 was chosen as the dividing line as it marks a caesura in Baldessariʼs œuvre, it is also the point when he gradually began to re-enter the European field of gravity. Condition: Different Kind of Order has two tiny dings one at the heel and another on the spine; slipcase has very faint wrinkle to rear; else a very bright copy. 1500

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LEADAPRON The End of the Game Peter Beard The Viking Press, New York, 1965. True First Edition. Quarto 11 x 8.25". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. "The End of the Game, focusing on the end of an era, tries to suggest the shape of things to come: an elephant reaching for the last branch on a tree, a vestigial giraffe plodding out of the picture, its legs lost in a mirage."--Peter Beard. Condition: Jacket is faintly sunned on the spine, has some light edge wear with two closed tears neatly repaired on the verso; front crown tip lightly tapped; cloth to bottom edge has slight separation; else a bright copy. 650

Stress & Density Peter Beard Museums Betriebs Gesellschaft mbH, Wien and KunstHausWien, Vienna, 1999. First Edition. Quarto 9.75 x 6.75". Hardbound with one plate tipped into each the front and back covers, no dust jacket as issued. “In a world where a million people are being added every four days, 400 to 500 million people are already starving to death every year. That is sick. And we won't even talk about it. We are pushing wildlife out of its habitat. There is no more time to play, there is no more space to play. The game has come to an end, the wildlife is domesticated, out of and surrounded by national parks and it is doomed to human influence, human pressure, human manipulation, human horror. We're living in a disintegrating world, and people are not making the right calls about it. We're entering the age of density and stress from overcrowding and squeezing". --Peter Beard. Condition: Fine. 750

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LEADAPRON Rayʼs a Laugh Richard Billingham Scalo, Zürich, 1996. First Edition. Quarto 11.25 x 8.5”. Hardbound in paper covered boards with illustrated dust jacket. Billinghamʼs brutally honest photographs of his family were originally taken to be used as reference for his paintings. ʼMy father Raymond is a chronic alcoholic. He doesnʼt like going outside and mostly drinks homebrew. My mother Elizabeth hardly drinks but she does smoke a lot. She likes pets and things that are decorative. They married in 1970 and I was born soon after. My younger brother Jason was taken into care when he was 11 but is now back with Ray and Liz again. Recently he became a father. Ray says Jason is unruly. Jason says Rayʼs a laugh but doesnʼt want to be like him.ʼ Robert Frank writes on the jacket of being able to ʻsee and hear what goes on between the frames. No room for judgment or morality… reality and no pretenceʼ. Cited in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol.2, pg. 304-5 Condition: Light shelf wear to jacket with a few faint creases; heel has a very light tap; else a bright copy. 450

The Routes of Passion: Mexico 1960ʼs – 1970ʼs Antonio Caballero Toluca Project, Paris, 2005. Limited Edition of 50 hand numbered copies with an original silver print. Quarto 10.5 x 7.75”; print measures 4x4”. Hardbound in pictorial wrapped boards. In the years between 1963 to 1978 Antonio Caballero made no less than five hundred soap opera like photo novellas, on which he was producer, director, and photographer. This book culls together Caballeroʼs best images from that time period. Condition: Heel is lightly tapped; very light rubbing to extreme corners; else a very bright copy. 850

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LEADAPRON Forma di Donna (The Form of Woman) Carla Cerati Mazzotta/Fotografia, Milan, 1978. First edition. Square Quarto 10.75 x 10.75”. Paperback stiff illustrated wrappers. “Forma di Donna is a collection of rather tradition nude studies in which Carla Cerati --already well known for a report on the shocking conditions in Italian mental institutions-- took her inspiration from the work of Bill Brandt to photograph womenʼs bodies as if she were dealing with elements of landscape; a breast becomes a sand dune; a stomach, the incline of a high plateau; the curve of a rib cage, the outline of a hill.” Alessandro Bertolotti, The Books of Nudes, pg. 250-1. Condition: Wraps have a hint of edge wear; pages are light toned towards edges; else a very nice copy. 500

I Travestiti (The Transvestites) Lisetta Carmi Text by Elvio Fachinelli and Lisetta Carmi Essedi Editrici, Rome, 1972. First Edition. Quarto 12.5 x 9.5”. Hardbound in illustrated paper covered boards. SIGNED by Lisetta Carmi in Milan on 24 June 1977. “Unlike other books on the same subject, this is a serious study, an attempt to understand and empathize with the social and sexual phenomenon of the transvestites, and Carmiʼs pictures are objective yet intimate. Carmi made these pictures between 1965 and 1971 [in] the old Jewish quarter of Genoa, which had become a ghetto for both transvestites and transsexuals. [T]he book is both sociologically and photographically interesting, an eloquent plea, made by a real woman, for society to understand these ʼotherʼ women, trapped in the wrong bodies.” Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. I pg.228. Condition: Spine is slightly sunned; a few faint scratches to front board; some surface wear to boards; thin split at spine on back cover, binding is still tight; else a bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Richard Cerf: Photographies Richard Cerf Text by d'Yves Aubry (all text in French) Editions Natiris, Paris, 1982. First Edition. Octavo 8.25 x 8.75". Hardbound plate tipped into front board, no dust jacket as issued. Erotic photographs with dark surreal twist, with obvious nods to Hans Bellmer and Man Ray. Condition: Binding is a little loose; else a very bright copy. 200

Punk Picasso Larry Clark AKA Editions, New York, 2003. First Edition, limited to 1000 signed and numbered copies. Thick Quarto 11x 8.5”. Stiff illustrated wrappers with plain cardboard slipcase. SIGNED by Larry Clark in green pen on the colophon. From the publisher: Larry Clarkʼs opus Punk Picasso…displays in scrapbook format a loose chronological overview of the celebrated artistʼs provocative career. The material presented ranges from family snapshots (his American Indian great grandfather, his father playing golf, a portrait of his mother as a professional photographer with Rollei and flash in hand, Clark with his sonʼs soccer team); unpublished images from Tulsa and 42nd St.; photographs from the set of his first film Kids and his new film Ken Park; clippings from reviews of exhibitions and films; correspondence; transcribed stories; Roger Maris ephemera; portraits of skateboarders; River Phoenix (images appropriated from Teen Magazines); Clarkʼs lover Tiffany and their dog Snappy; Page Six from the New York Post headlining: Larry Clark stands up for U.S.; and reproductions of phonograph records that act as soundtrack to the visual narrative. Punk Picasso gathers together scraps of evidence that chart the life of the artist and his creations, which in Clarkʼs case, are inseparably entwined. Condition: Fine. 850

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LEADAPRON Tulsa Larry Clark Self Published, 1979. First Hardcover Edition (True First was only issued in softcover and was published in 1971 by Lustrum). Quarto 12.25 x 9.5". Hardbound in dark gray cloth with illustrated dust jacket. INSCRIBED to Robert Sobieszek by Larry Clark. Inscription: ʻTo Bob Sobieszek / Many thanks for the your help. / -Larry Clark / 1983ʼ. “Unlike The Bikeriders, which found a mainstream publisher, Tulsa was brought out by arguably the best of the small American photobook publishers of the 1970ʼs, Ralph Gibsonʼs Lustrum Press. Clarkʼs photo-diary, containing gritty, graphic depictions of local teenagers shooting up, playing with guns and having sex, was an instant success de scandale. Its success amongst the photographic community was due largely to its perceived authenticity. Clark lived with these kids, did drugs with them, slept with them and included himself in the photographs. It was a true photo-diary, turning the documentary mode around. Instead of it being a view from the outside – from above – here was an authentic view from the inside. Following the publication of Tulsa, Clark even went to jail for a time, which served to enhance the bookʼs street cred. --Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 1,pg. 260. Condition: Some light creasing and wear along edges of jacket; crown and heel a little pushed; else a very nice copy. 1500

Drum: Et Sted i Irland (Drum: A Place in Ireland) Krass Clement Gyldendal, Copenhagen, 1996. First Edition. Oblong Quarto 9.75 x 12. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by Krass Clement. “The most notable thing about Drum is not that the bulk of the book was photographed in a single evening with only three rolls of film, but that it is, nevertheless, so good. The evening in question was spent in a pub in Drum in rural Ireland and Clement concentrated on one principal character – a hunched, weather beaten old man, who sits alone with his drink, apparently lost in his own thoughts while the life of the pub goes on unheedingly around him. We have all seen that man in a pub somewhere, and the book is entirely contemporary in sentiment – a biting comment on community, the outsider, alienation and the terrors of being alone.” – Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2, pg. 81. Condition: Jacket has hint of shelf wear; else a Fine copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Korekuta / Collector Oniroku Dan & Takashi Yamaguchi Haga-shoten, Tokyo, 1971. First Edition. Quarto 10.75 x 8.75�. Hardbound with dust jacket & original acetate, folding illustrated chemise (shown), and red cardboard slipcase (not shown). Bondage film stills shot by Takashi Yamaguchi for a film by Oniroku Dan. This an extremely unusual, wonderfully produced, and uncommon book with numerous images of boys and girls in bondage, in a seemingly remote location. The plot appears to center around the Korekuta (collector), collecting slaves for his sadistic sexual appetites, which in one scene includes threatening a young girl with a chicken. Fine with Fine slipcase; cardboard chemise has small abrasion to inside. SOLD

Apples and Cigarettes Roe Ethridge Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, 2006. First Edition. Quarto 11.75 x 9.75". Hardbound in gray cloth with plate tipped into front board, no dust jacket as issued. "It's the same image whether it's illustrating a text or has a caption, on the walls or on a bus stop. I like the fact that photography is ubiquitous and polymorphic, that it can be for the specialist or the dilettante or sometimes both at the same time." Roe Ethridge. Condition: Near Fine. Some very minor surface wear. 200

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LEADAPRON The Americans Robert Frank Introduction by Jack Kerouac Pantheon Books, New York, 1986. First Pantheon Edition (True first American Edition published in 1959 by Grove Press). Quarto 8.5 x 9.5". Softcover in stiff illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Robert Frank on the title page. "[The Americans] paved the way for three decades of photographs exploring the personal poetics of lived experience. Many memorable photobooks have been derived from this mass of material. None has been more memorable, more influential, nor more fully realized than Frank's masterpiece." Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol.1, pg. 247. Condition: Tiny stain to top edge of front cover; wraps are faintly toned; front cover has slight crease along spine; some minor surface wear; else a nice copy. 1500

The American Monument Lee Friedlander Eakins Press, New York, 1976. First edition. Oblong folio 12 x 17�. Green cloth stamped in gilt and black, three screws fastening plates to boards. “The American Monument is almost maniacally inclusive, rounding up everything from Plymouth Rock to a plaque commemorating the Pony Express in Salt Lake City and treating them with the same nonchalance. The doggedness of Friedlander's quest is at once astounding and hilarious...History stalks the landscape at every turn." --Vince Aletti, The Book of 101 Books, pg. 236-7. Condition: Fine. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Flowers and Trees Lee Friedlander Haywire Press, New York, 1981. First edition. Folio 15 x 12”. Hardbound in purple cloth-covered outer boards with title stamped in black on cover, with green cloth-covered interior boards enclosing spiral-bound sheets, no dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by Lee Friedlander. This gorgeously reproduced book departs from Friedlander's better known subjects to focus on his pictorial photographs of flowers and trees. The photographs themselves nonetheless bear the signature style of this American master. Condition: Front green cloth paste-down has some wrinkles most likely from a flaw in the binding process; else a very bright copy of the book. 1750

In Boksburg David Goldblatt The Gallery Press, Cape Town, 1982. First Edition. Quarto 11.25 x 11.5”. Hardbound in black cloth with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by David Goldblatt. “David Goldblatt is an intensely political photographer who, by focusing more on the cultural landscape of his homeland rather than on the more overtly political, has provided one of the broadest and most objective of records of the years of apartheid and the birth of the new South Africa. ʻBlacks are not a part of this town,ʼ Goldblatt writes. ʻThey serve it, trade with it, receive charity from it, and are ruled, rewarded and punished by its precepts.ʼ The photographs are similar to this statement, apparently dispassionate but cunningly observed, relying on an accumulation of everyday details to build up a picture of a society based so determinedly on white values that it could be a small town in the American Midwest.” Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2, pg. 114-5. Condition: Corners lightly tapped; spine is slightly cocked; jacket has a few spots of light rubbing, especially at corners; else a bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Particulars David Goldblatt Goodman Gallery Editions, Johannesburg, 2004. First Edition Limited to 500 copies of these only 200 were issued with a dust jacket. Folio 15 x 14. Hardbound with dust jacket. Truly marvelous black & white reproductions printed in five colors (or tones of gray) on uncoated paper. "The book contains close-ups of bodies — hands, legs, feet, necks, and so on — and derives from the days when he worked for his father, who was a men's outfitter [tailor]. 'The outfitting skills have rusted,' he explains in the book's introduction, 'but that awareness of the body, of its proportions, size and build and what is declared in stance, clothing and ornamentation, has become sharper and broader — I am as conscious of these things in women as I am in men.' He is also conscious of how these details, in providing sociological clues — about diet, health, economic circumstances — feed into the political. In an apparently formalist book, consisting of semi-abstract photographs, the details are always made to talk, and we are asked to compare and contrast lives, between well-off and poor, between black and white." --Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2 pg.114-5. Condition: Shelf wear to bottom edge of boards; else a very bright copy. 1500 The Ballad of Sexual Dependency Nan Goldin Aperture, New York, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Oblong Octavo 10.5 x 9.25”. Hardbound in blue cloth with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by Nan Goldin with brief inscription on the title page, on the copyright page Goldin has written an unfinished thought. “[Goldin] examines the limitations of sanctioned gender roles and the conflicting, often violent nature of sexual relationships amongst her friends and lovers. Her view is profoundly pessimistic, yet she also admits the illogical pull of the biological imperative in her introduction to the book: “I often fear that men and women are irrevocably strangers to each other, irreconcilably unsuited, almost as if they were from different planets. But there is an intense need for coupling in spite of it all. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, like most great photobooks, is an honest, troubling, passionate, deeply poetic mirror held up to our times.” Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History vol. 2, pg. 39. Condition: Priced clipped jacket has some light edge wear near extremities; lower rear corner has small area where the image layer of jacket is rubbed off, no paper loss; small closed tear at crown that has been neatly repaired on the verso; light rubbing to extreme corners of book; crown and heal are a little pushed; else a very bright copy. 1500 8454 MELROSE PLACE O 323 782 1888

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LEADAPRON Photographs 1984-1993 Andreas Gursky Edited by Zdenek Felix Text by Rudolf Schmitz Schirmer Art Books, Munich, 1994. First Edition. Quarto 10.5 x 8.25”. Hardbound no dust jacket as issued. Catalogue published in conjunction with Gurskyʼs 1994 exhibitions in Hamburg and Amsterdam. This book compromises a rather extensive collection of some of Gurskyʼs earlier work. Condition: Light shelf wear to boards; else a very bright copy; some of the pages have a faint rippling near the top. SOLD

Lime Works Naoya Hatakeyama Synergy, Inc., Tokyo, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto 11.75 x 9.75". Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers. From the publisher: "Lime Works contains images which are moving for the ways in which they transcend the reality of their subject matter, large limestone processing plants and quarries [scattered at thirty sites in Japan, from Hokkaido to Okinawa]. Renowned Japanese photographer Hatakeyama evokes the site as the landscape is torn asunder for industrial use. The result is a surprisingly eerie work, composed of rusting lots, polluted waters, and upturned stone." Condition: Lower text block is darkened by the shelf; else Fine. 750

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LEADAPRON Mnemosyne Bill Henson Scalo, Zurich, 2005. First edition. Thick quarto 10 x 12”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. From the publisher: After the international success of Lux et Nox Scalo is proud and excited to announce the definitive mid-life retrospective book on Australian artist Bill Henson. The book combines all groups of work that Henson has created up to the present: from his early Ballet pictures (1974), to his body and nude portraits (1977–1986), from his photographs of street-crowds (1979–1982) to his Baroque Triptychs (1983–84), from his fantastic combinations of pictures taken in the Australian Suburbs and Egypt (1985/86) to his Los Angeles and New York nightscapes of (1987–88), from his famous Cut-Out collages shown at the centenary Venice Biennale in 1995, to the portraits of adolescents and his magical color compositions for the Paris Opera (1990/91), and, most recently, a haunting selection of his images of children adrift in the wilderness of night (1997 – 2004), many of these appearing for the first time. Condition: Faint surface wear to dust jacket; else a very bright copy. 650

Bill Henson: Photographs Bill Henson Introduction by David Malouf Introduction to 'Untitled 1983-84' by Michael Heyward Picador, Sydney, 1988. First Edition. Small Folio 14.25 x 10.25". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Wonderfully produced production that includes two of Hensonʼs early bodies of work Untitled Sequence 1979 and Untitled 1983-84. Condition: Light rubbing to extreme corners; a few small indentations to the rear board; else a very bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Vogue's Book of Houses, Gardens, People Photographs by Horst Text by Valentine Lawford Foreword by Diana Vreeland Viking Press, New York, 1968. First Edition. Quarto 12.75 x 9.5". Hardbound in beige cloth with illustrated dust jacket. From the jacket copy: The houses and rooms, furniture and collections, gardens and daily lives of some of the most interesting people in America and Europe are here presented in over two hundred beautiful colour photographs by Horst, with informative text by Valentine Lawford. Condition: Small stains to last free end paper; clipped jacket has some faint stains to verso that do not bleed through; a few wrinkles in the laminate; else a very bright copy of book usually found in very poor condition. SOLD

Endless Night Miyako Ishiuchi Asahi Sonorama, Tokyo, 1981. First Edition. Quarto 10.75 x 8.25�. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers with cardboard slipcase. Ishiuchiʟs third book, Endless Night, is a nocturnal study of the many buildings that were used as houses of prostitution in the former red light districts of Japan. In 1958 a law was passed that made prostitution illegal, and many of the brothels were torn down in the midst of rapid urban transformation, the few that remained were converted into apartment houses or inns. Ishiuchi traveled across the country from 1978 to 1980 photographing these buildings at night. Her eyes lurk through these empty spaces, often focusing in on the small details of a room; a crack in a ceiling, a grease stained wall, the ornamentation around a window or door and although no people ever appear in her photographs their presence is felt through out the book. These rooms have the trapped sadness of a prison, filled with the boredom, angst and impatience of an endless, sleepless night. Condition: Lower right corner of book is slightly bent, affects covers and pages; slipcase has faint scratch and light surface wear else a very bright copy. SOLD 8454 MELROSE PLACE O 323 782 1888

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LEADAPRON Sex Objects: An American Photodocumentary Eric Kroll Addison House, Danbury, New Hampshire, 1977. First Edition. Quarto 10.75 x 7.5”. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers. SIGNED in black ink by Eric Kroll on the first page, with a framed vintage gelatin silver print (pictured), Signed in pencil on the verso. Sex Objects is Krollʼs American Odyssey; Kroll crisscrossed the country photographing and interviewing numerous sex workers, nude models, strippers, and prostitutes. He was given a $5,000 grant from the New York Council on the Arts, which stirred up some controversy upon the books release. The print is a vintage work print that was made for the book. Print is on 11 x 14” paper; image size 8 x 12”; frame 14.5 x 18”. Condition: Wrappers have some light rubbing and wear to edges; else a bright copy of a notoriously fragile book. Print is Fine. Price on Request

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LEADAPRON Narcotic Photographic Document Kazuo Kenmochi Inoue Shoten, Tokyo, 1963. First Edition. Quarto 10.5 x 7.5". Hardbound in white cloth with illustrated dust jacket and cardboard slipcase. Believed to be Kazuo Kenmochiʼs first book it precedes Larry Clark's masterpiece on drug addiction Tulsa by nearly a decade. It is a riveting document of Tokyo's underground drug culture, following the entire process from production to addiction and the societal consequences of drug use. Condition: Slipcase shows an expected amount of shelf wear but it is very clean otherwise; jacket has a small crease to one corner; white boards have a few minor spots of soiling; else a very bright copy of an uncommon book. 2000

Tokio (Tokyo) William Klein Foreword by Richard Friedenthal (in German) Die Zeit Bücher, Hamburg, 1964. First German Edition. Folio 14 x 10.25”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Tokyo is Kleinʼs fourth book in his series of city books, which included Life is Good and Good for You in New York (1956), Rome (1959) and Moscow (1964); they are considered four of the greatest photobooks of the twentieth century, and have had immeasurable influence on photographers and book designers alike. Condition: Jacket has two closed tears and a crease along top edge; some light wear along edges; bottom edge of boards very light rubbing; else a nice copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Hotel-Hotel Martin Kippenberger Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 1995. First Edition limited to 950 numbered copies, this being no. 76. Quarto 11.75 x 8.25”. Softcover stiff light blue wrappers. SIGNED by Martin Kippenberger. Hotel-Hotel is the first book in the trilogy of Martin Kippenbergerʼs classic artist books. The first two compile hundreds of his “Hotel Drawings”; drawings the artist executed on various Hotelsʼ stationary. The last in the series No Drawing No Cry was published posthumously and is simply hotel stationary without any drawings, a poignant end to the series. Condition: Wrappers have some light toning to edges and spine; flaps of the French fold lightly creased; else a bright copy. 4500

Hotel Hotel Hotel Martin Kippenberger Verlag Der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 1995. First Edition limited to 500 numbered copies, this copy has not been numbered and is presumed to be an AP copy. Quarto 11.75 x 8.25". Softcover stiff orange wrappers. Hotel Hotel Hotel is the second book in the trilogy of Martin Kippenbergerʼs classic artist books. The first two compile hundreds of his “Hotel Drawings”; drawings the artist executed on various Hotelsʼ stationary. The last in the series No Drawing No Cry was published posthumously and is simply hotel stationary without any drawings, a poignant end to the series. Condition: First page has a very faint stain; first seven pages have very light crease at the extreme left edge; heel is very slightly tapped; else a very bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Show Me! A Picture Book of Sex for Children and Parents Photographs and captions by Will McBride. Explanatory text by Dr. Helga Fleischhauer-Hardt. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1975. First Edition. Small folio 13 x 9.75”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. “It is highly unlikely that this book could be published today, and certainly not in the United States, for although censorship barriers have been lowered in many areas, a current sphere of concern is the issue of pedophilia and child abuse. The incessantly cheerful tone – beloved of sex manuals the world over- successfully eliminates the darker side of sex here, but in spite of this, and the clear efforts to expunge it of any undertone of pornography, something troubling remains, which may have as much to do with our current attitudes towards the representation of children and sexuality as the content of the book itself.” Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History vol. 2, pg. 26-7. Condition: Crown and top front corner lightly bumped; extremities are a little rubbed; jacket has some edge wear, a few small tears, and some faint soiling; else a very nice copy. 450

Enrique Metinides Enrique Metinides Text by Geoff Dyer, Néstor García Canclini, and Gabriel Kuri. Riding House, London, 2003. First Edition. Oblong Quarto 11 x 9.5". Text in English and Spanish. Hardbound in pictorial boards, no dust jacket as issued. The best and rather uncommon title on the Mexican photojournalist Enrique Metinides, who some call the Mexican Weegee, the book focuses on man made disasters car crashes, plane crashes, drownings, shootings etc. with an emphasis on the more gory details. Condition: Heel is very slightly pushed; tiny ding to bottom edge of front board; else a Fine copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Case History Boris Mikhailov Scalo, Zurich, 1999. First Edition. Thick Quarto 9.5 x 7”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by Boris Mikhailov. Case History continues the work Mikhailov started with By the Ground and At Dusk. It was initially going to have been pink-toned to complement the brown- and blue-toned series, symbolizing a ʻrosyʼ future for post-Soviet Ukraine, but the social reality he found after returning from a year away brought about a change of heart and the decision to shoot in color. In the previous series Mikhailov discreetly photographed on the street, in Case History he focuses on the increased number of bomzhes, homeless people without any social support, and gets uncomfortably close and personal. This aspect has made the book controversial, attracting disapprobation both for its subject matter and for Mikhailovʼs treatment of it. Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2, pg. 309. Condition: A Fine copy. 450

Drucksache N.F.4 Boris Michailow (Mikhailov) Richter Verlag, Düsseldorf, 2000. First Edition. Quarto 9.25 x 6". Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Boris Mikhailov. Laid out in the vein of a scrapbook or photo-diary, many of the photographs have been hand colored or drawn over with colored markers, most have hand-written notations in Russian beneath. It is a very playful book showing the more lighthearted side of Mikhailov. All text, other than the notations, is in German. Condition: Microscopic edge wear along the bottom wrappers; else a very bright copy. 350

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LEADAPRON Wenn ich ein Deutscher ware‌ Boris Mihailov (Mikhailov), Sergej Solonskij, Sergej Bratkov Verlag der Kunst Dresden, Basel, 1995. First Edition. Small Octavo 6.25 x 4". Softcover stiff printed wrappers. SIGNED by Boris Mikhailov. Unusual artist book that seems to be a sort of photo-pulp novel, a loose narrative centered around Nazis and their sexual past-times, which includes copulating with humans and animals. The artist himself appears in many of the photographs. Condition: Near Fine, label ghost to rear cover; little shelf wear, else bright clean copy. 500

Television 1975-1976 Masao Mochizuki SNAP-Sha with Yugensha, Tokyo, 2001. First Edition. Square Folio 14.75 x 14.75�. Hardbound in black cloth with cardboard slipcase. SIGNED by Masao Mochizuki. Mochizuki modified a 6x6 camera to make 35 separate exposures on a single frame of film; he then sat in a darkened room and photographed his television for one year, capturing many of the major news events that happened between 1975 to 1976. Television is a meditation on the endless river of images that televisions produce every second. The layout of the book exaggerates this bombardment of images by filling the pages with dozens of small images, attempting to overwhelm the viewer, much like a television. Condition: Slipcase has a few very minor imperfections; book is Fine. 750

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LEADAPRON Bruce Nauman: Catalogue Raisonné Bruce Nauman Essays by Neal Benezra, Kathy Halbreich, Paul Schimmel, and Robert Storr Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1994. First Edition, the hardcover edition was published in a very limited run that went out of print immediately. Quarto 12 x 9.5”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. The defining volume on Bruce Nauman, it accompanied the first exhibition of Naumanʼs work in an American museum since 1972. An extensive catalogue that features illustrated entries for over 500 works in various mediums including neon, film, video, performance, and photographic pieces, plus a complete exhibition history, bibliography, and chronology. Condition: Very faint soiling to lower text block; tiny ding to bottom edge of front board. SOLD

Port Glasgow Mark Neville Self Published, 2004. First Edition. Oblong Quarto 9.75 x 12". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Neville spent a year documenting Port Glasgow and its people and produced Port Glasgow as something of a public art project for the town. The book was then delivered as a gift to each resident by the local boys football team. Reactions were mixed, some thought it an accurate portrait of a town in hard times, and others felt it showed the town in a negative light. In one extreme reaction the Protestant residents of one street burned their copies of the book in protest of a perceived pro-Catholic bias in the imagery. Condition: The four corners of the book are very lightly bumped; else a very bright copy. SOLD

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LEADAPRON London / Honcon Shinro Ohtake UCA: Uwajima Contemporary Art, 2006. Second Edition. Octavo 7 x 5”. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers, included are two folded posters, and an essay by the artist laid, all contained in illustrated cardboard clamshell box. SIGNED in kanji on the front of the box by Shinro Ohtake. London/Honcon is an artist book made in 1980 when the Artist lived for a short time in London and Honcon (near Hong Kong). Ohtake would spend his evenings in London sketching people in the park, he discovered that people live at different speeds and the best way to catch those speeds in drawings was to disengage his vision, and draw without looking at the pencil or paper. At the end of this period he had filled four small notebooks and three sketchbooks with drawings, from which he edited to make this book. Ohtake wrote in 1986, reflecting on that time in his life, he was struck by the simple notion that paper and pencil are truly the greatest inventions of humanity. 750

Adult Comedy Action Drama Richard Prince Scalo, Zürich, 1995. First Edition. Quarto 11.75 x 8”. Hardcover with dust jacket. “Adult Comedy Action Drama is a kind of self-portrait of the artist as individual consumer. Or one might think of it as landscape photography, where the landscape is consumerism. Pick one from here and one from there: you can have anything you want, as long as it is either adult, comedy, action, or drama. Though the pictures range from studio shots and lots of joke paintings to shots of friends and family and even a few landscapes, most of them record purchases or possessions – commodities of one kind or another, often arranged into fetching still lifes. In Adult Comedy Action Drama, Richard Prince, always the classicist, revisits a central concern of art from the beginning of easel painting: the display of constitutive possessions.” --David Levi Strauss, The Book of 101 Books, pg. 274-5. Condition: Trace rubbing to bottom edge of book; else a very bright copy. 450

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LEADAPRON ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: A RETROSPECTIVE Robert Rauschenberg Curated by Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson Essays by Trisha Brown, Ruth E. Fine, Billy Klüver with Julie Martin, Rosalind Krauss, Steve Paxton, Nancy Spector, Charles F. Stuckey. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1997. First Edition. Thick quarto 12 x 10". Hard bound with dust jacket. SIGNED by Robert Rauschenberg. From the jacket copy: This lavishly illustrated monograph addresses the full scope and complexity of Rauschenbergʼs work. Accompanying a major traveling retrospective organized by Walter Hopps and Susan Davidson, this catalogue is the definitive source on the artist, and it shows, for the first time in one volume, Rauschenbergʼs development of particular motifs over the course of his career. Included are essays by the curators, scholars, and collaborators, all giving their own unique insights into Rauschenbergʼs work. An exhaustive chronology with scores of documentary photographs, examines the artistʼs life and career. Completing the book are exhibition and performance histories and a bibliography. Condition: Trace shelf wear to bottom edge of boards; else a very bright copy. 1500

Rio Cidade Maravilhosa Terry Richardson Diesel, 2008. Published on the occasion of the opening of the Diesel store in Rio de Janeiro, the book was given to the first x number of customers at the opening. First Edition, limited to 1000 copies. Small Folio 14 x 10". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED twice by Terry Richardson, once in pen on the title page and once in sharpie on the colophon, both signatures have the his usual ʻxxxʼ, with the colophon signature having an additional T smiley face, draw by Richardson. Shot entirely with a simple Yashica T4, point and shoot camera, the photographs have Richardsonʼs signature raw, snapshot aesthetic. Half naked girls, and boys, night clubs, strip clubs, a day at the beach, welcome to the permanent vacation that is Terryʼs World, only this time itʼs in Rio de Janeiro. Condition: Crown tips have very slight bump; spine a little cocked (as per usual with this book); else a bright copy. 450

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LEADAPRON Fotografien 1979-Huete Thomas Ruff Edited by Matthias Winzen With Essays by Per Boym, Ute Eskildsen, Valeria Lieberman, and Matthias Winzen. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln, 2001. Deluxe Limited Edition no. 9 of 100, SIGNED on the first free end paper in pencil by Thomas Ruff, comes with original color photograph, framed, SIGNED on the verso. Quarto 13.25 x 10”. Hardbound in paper covered boards with illustrated dust jacket and cloth slipcase. All text in German. This the first complete catalogue of Ruffʼs photographic work from 1979 to 2001, which includes the very controversial Nudes series. Condition: Light shelf wear to slipcase; two tiny dots on front board; trace wear to bottom edge of boards; else a bright copy. SOLD

Nudes Photographs by Thomas Ruff Short story by Michael Houellebecq Schirmer / Mosel, Munich, 2003. Deluxe limited edition of 100 numbered copies, this being 27, with an original type c print SIGNED on the verso and presented in cloth folio, book and folio contained in grey cloth slipcase. Quarto 11.75 x 8.75". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. From the publisher: Ruff, known for his deadpan portraits and gorgeous views of the night sky and architecture, is one of Germany's leading contemporary artist/photographers. Among his recent work is an exploration of the Internet, that parallel visual universe teeming with sexuality of every flavor and variety. He gathers, from that virtual playground, erotic and often pornographic photographs that he subsequently manipulates in his computer, making beautiful and disturbing artwork from visual material that, for better or worse, is probably more abundant than any other type of image in our world today. Condition: Fine. 2000

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LEADAPRON The Face of Love Sanne Sannes A.S. Barnes and Co., Cranberry, New Jersey, 1972. First Edition. Quarto 11.25 x 8.5". Hardbound in lavender cloth with illustrated dust jacket. The Face of Love, published five years after Sannesʼ untimely death at the age of thirty, is a swirling abstraction of womenʼs faces and bodies, at times a pleasurable dream of beauty and at others a nightmare of blurs and shadows, it confirms the artist affirmation that we will remember him “long after his body has been eaten by insects”. He said of the models he photographs that he makes the process very difficult “like an excursion to the North Pole”, never driving to the location always taking trains and walking, because the ones that struggle through and are still willing to “jump into the river” for him are the ones he needs. “That kind of girl unfortunately you only find very seldom. But they are the ones who become real actresses as soon as you start working.” Condition: Jacket has some edge wear with minor chipping to crown, two closed tears to the rear; board have light rubbing to edges; else a nice copy of a very uncommon book. SOLD Scavullo Nudes Francesco Scavullo Harry Abrams, New York, 2000. First Edition. Octavo 8.75 x 6.25”. Hardbound in glossy pictorial boards, no dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by Francesco Scavullo; additionally laid into the book is Scavulloʼs death card. From the first page introduction: Here are photographs that celebrate the body: its curves, its muscles, its power to attract and impress us. Nudity is as much about Eros as it is about humility and grace, form and gesture. Whether we are looking at a ballet dancer or a supermodel, we are looking with the appreciative eye of Scavullo, who captures that quality we have come to define as beauty in everyone he photographs. A turn of the head, a smile, and stretched torsos are all aspects of the nude as seen in these 100 striking images. Condition: A touch of rubbing at the extreme corners; else a very bright copy. 350

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LEADAPRON Bibun Kishin Shinoyama Asahi Shuppansha, Tokyo, 1984. First Edition. Octavo 6.75 x 4.25”. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Kishin Shinoyama in Kanji on the inside of the front wrapper. Photographs of Reiko Nakamuraʼs reaction to having her armpit fingered. The images of her face appear on the left with the images of the actual fingering appearing on the right. The photographs are sequenced in such a way that the book can be fanned like a flipbook. Condition: Interior pages are slightly toned; else a Fine copy. SOLD

Jeanloup Sieff (portfolio of 12 photographs) Jeanloup Sieff The Society for the Museum of Contemporary Art at Gent, Photographic Division, N.D. Folio 20.25 x 14”. SIGNED by Jeanloup Sieff. Portfolio of 12 facsimile photographs printed in two-color offset with varnish contained in a black paper covered clamshell box with silver inlay to the top. Each plate measures 19¼ x 13¼”, with an image size of 11¾ x 7¾”. With two additional informative plates, one with a photo of Jeanloup and a brief bio in four languages, the other is an index of the images in the portfolio with titles, as well as a brief description about the making and publishing of the portfolio, this plate is signed in blue pen by Jeanloup Sieff. Condition: Box has some scattered wear, evidence of tape, but is still very clean; Plates are Fine. 2500

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LEADAPRON Torsi Torses Nus Jeanloup Sieff Schirmer/Mosel, München, 1986. First Edition. Quarto 12.75 x 12.25". Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. Sieff published two major monographs of nude photography, In Torsi Torses Nus Sieff focuses on the top half of the human body, and Derrieres, finds the artist turning the corner with downcast eyes. Stylistically the books could not be more different; Derrieres is shot on location in available light and the models are usually faceless forms, in Torsi Torses Nus every portrait is meticulously lit in a studio, with many models staring directly into the camera confronting the viewer, each portrait is accompanied by brief write up about the person in German. Condition: A bit of shelf wear to the bottom edge of boards; first free end paper has a small crease; else a very bright copy. SOLD

Berlin Hedi Slimane Edition 7L, 2003. First Edition. Quarto 11 x 8”. Hardbound in black cloth with cardboard slipcase. From the publisher: For two years Hedi Slimane roamed through Berlin's districts, from Wannsee to Warschauer Strasse, from Kreuzberg to Alexanderplatz and Karl-Marx-Allee. The result is Berlin, created as a Residency Project for the Kunst-Werk Studio. Slimane lived in the German capital from 2000 to 2002 and photographed his surroundings, his friends and the places where he happened to end up. His photographs are powerful images that make up a wordless account of his travels off the beaten path. Condition: New sealed in publisherʼs shrink-wrap. 750

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LEADAPRON Shades of Time Annelies Strba Lars Müller Publishers, Baden, Switzerland, 1997. First Edition. Quarto 9.75 x 7”. Hardbound in paper covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. SIGNED by Annelies Strba. Shades of Time is family album of two girls lives, Sonja and Linda (presumably sisters), as they pass through childhood and become adults with children of their own. Strba makes potent use of the disquieting effect of photography to freeze and isolate moments of time, by showing images of these two girls over the span of twenty years. Condition: A touch of shelf wear to the boards; else a bright copy. 350

Vännerna Från Place Blanche (The Friends from Place Blanche) Christer Strömholm Interview by Johan Ehrenberg ETC: Förlag, 1983. First Edition. Quarto 9.75 x 9.5”. Hardbound with illustrated dust jacket. In the late 1950s and early 1960s while living in the Pigalle area of Paris, Christer Strömholm became acquainted with the transsexuals who gathered in the Place Blanche. He developed close friendships with many of them and photographed them over a period of ten years or so. Strömholm lifts the curtain on this secret world and reveals not freaks but human beings with normal human desires and needs. Forcing the viewer to look past the superficial differences of individuals to the core similarities of all people. Condition: Jacket is very slightly toned to spine; heel has a very small area of discoloration; else a very bright copy. 1500

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LEADAPRON Eves Yoshihiro Tatsuki CʼBon Cosmetics, Tokyo, 1970. First Edition. Square Quarto 10.25 x 10.25”. Hardbound in pictorial boards, no dust jacket as issued. Eves is a wonderful collection of 1960s glamour, nude photography by one of the Japanese masters of the genre. Tatsuki makes obvious stylistic nods to Bill Brandt, Burt Stern, and Sam Haskins, but his images are much more charged with Eros than the aforementioned photographers. Condition: Boards are slightly bowed with some light rubbing; else a bright copy. SOLD

Teenage Smokers Ed Templeton Alleged Press, New York, 1999. First Edition. Octavo 8.5 x 7”. Softcover stiff illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Ed Templeton. Photographs from across the globe of teenagers smoking. Ed is himself a straight edge vegan, meaning he does not smoke, drink, do drugs, eat meat or dairy. The tone of the book is that of bemusement tinged with regret that smoking is such a seductive habit for these and other teenagers. Condition: As is common with black softcovers the extreme tips of the heel and crown are showing a touch of white; else a Fine copy. 750

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LEADAPRON If One Thing Matters, Everything Matters Wolfgang Tillmans Tate Publishing, London, 2003. Deluxe Limited Edition of 100, SIGNED by Tillmans on the contents page with an original c-print photograph which is SIGNED and numbered 93 of 100 on the verso. Quarto 12 x 9”. Hardbound in beige cloth, no jacket as issued, print is contained in paper folio attached to the inside front board. This catalogue raisonné was published to coincide with Tillmanʼs solo exhibition at the Tate Britain. An onslaught of images organized chronologically with no distinction between different bodies of work, commissioned or personal, as the title implies if one image matters, they all matter. Condition: A Fine copy. 1500

Zokushin (Gods of the Earth) Hiromi Tsuchida Ottos Books, Tokyo, 1976. First Edition. Oblong Quarto 9.75 x 10.5". Hardbound in white cloth with illustrated dust jacket and cardboard slipcase. Tsuchidaʼs fascinating portrait of rural life in Japan in the 1970s, a time period that saw massive changes taking place in Japan and a dramatic shift towards a more westernized culture. Zokushin, in retrospect, is a look at a way of life that has all but disappeared. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Landet Utom Sig. Bilder Från Sverige (Country Beside Itself. Pictures from Sweden.) Photographs by Lars Tunbjörk Texts by Thomas Tidholm and Göran Greider. Journal, Stockholm, 1993. First Edition, Second Printing. Quarto 11 x 11.5”. Hardbound with four color variants (this being red and green), no jacket as issued. Text in Swedish and English. "Tunbjörk's images of 'the good life' in Sweden take in the obligatory shopping malls and car park picnic areas, and the desultory suburban social activity that pretends to replicate the traditional communal life of village or city but instead replicates it with a set of bland conventions, usually centered around conspicuous consumption. The people appear happy, or at least not unhappy, but Tunbjörk is always looking for the odd incongruity or the unusual angle that both energizes the frame and hints at something less satisfactory." Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2, pg. 72. Condition: Faint surface wear to boards; else a very bright copy. 500

1999 The Quake: A Frame-by-Frame Record of Taiwan's September 21, 1999 Earthquake Various Photographers Text by Pen-chi Chou, Cheng-chu Liaon, Cheng-Tsair Jin, Tsang-sung Chang, Pao-pao Lin, Chih-jen Cheng, Chao-liang Shen, aChien-jen Lin, Yun-ko Lin, Chia-ching Hsiao, Li-Hsin Kuo, and Chao-kai Hu. Preparatory Committee for Photo Book Sales to Benefit People Affected by the September 21 1999 Earthquake, Taipei, 1999. First Edition, limited to 3000 numbered copies this being no. 482. Oblong quarto 14.75 x 10.25". Hardbound in pictorial wrapped boards, no dust jacket as issued. Over 100 photographers, both professional and amateur, contributed images to this very comprehensive photobook on the devastating 7.6 earthquake that struck Taiwan on 21 September 1999, that killed over 2000 people and injured 9000. Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. 2, pg. 123. Condition: Corners are very slightly tapped; tiniest amount of shelf wear to boards; else a bright copy of a very uncommon book. SOLD

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LEADAPRON Shinjuku 1965-1997 Katsumi Watanabe Photo Musee/shincho Sha, Tokyo, Japan, 1997. First Edition. Octavo 8 x 6". Softcover stiff wrappers with dust jacket and belly-band. Watanabe made his living photographing people on the streets of Tokyo at night. Most of his subjects were those creatures that own the cities after dark: pimps, prostitutes, drag queens, yakuza, and the occasional thrill seeker from the suburbs. This book represents a large selection of those images made in Shinjuku, Tokyo's red light district, between 1965-1997. Condition: Orange ink from belly-band has transferred to first free end paper; front wrapper has very slight curl; one corner a bit rubbed; a Near Fine Copy. SOLD

Andy Warholʼs Exposures Andy Warhol Text by Andy Warhol and Bob Colacello Andy Warhol Books / Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1979. First Edition, First Printing. Quarto 11.5 x 9.5”. Hardbound in black cloth with illustrated dust jacket. SIGNED by Andy Warhol on the title page with ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A HEART beneath the signature. Candid photographs of the New York social scene in the late 1970s, all shot by Andy Warhol. The endpapers and paste-downs serve as an index to the photographs. Condition: One corner of book is scuffed affecting the corner of some of the pages; fading to top and bottom edge of boards; jacket is NOT price-clipped, shows some very light toning in the whites; else a very nice copy. 750

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LEADAPRON | Fall Ecatalouge 2009  

2009 Fall catalogue of rare art and photobooks.

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