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Lot 417: EIKOH HOSOE. Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal).

ART & STORYTELLING: PHOTOGRAPHS & PHOTOBOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

October 25, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: EIKOH HOSOE.
Flowers of Evil (Les Fleurs du Mal).
Poems by Charles Baudelaire. Translated from the French and with an introduction by John Wood. Photographs and an afterword by Eikoh Hosoe. Illustrated with 10 stunning platinum prints by Hosoe, each bound in and individually signed, in pencil. Folio, matte black anodized aluminum boards with the Japanese title printed in glossy black and a leather backstrip; black-stamped red raw silk clamshell box. THE DELUXE PLATINUM EDITION, NUMBER 25 OF AN EDITION OF 65, SIGNED BY HOSOE, WOOD, AND ALBAHARI AND ISSUED WITH AN ADDITIONAL FREESTANDING PLATINUM PRINT.
(South Dennis), (Massachusetts): (21st Editions)/Steven Albahari, (2006)

Notes: WITH--Eikoh Hosoe. Man and Woman No. 24. Platinum print, the image measuring 5 1/8x8 1/2 inches (13x21.6 cm.), the black paper mount 17 3/4x14 1/4 inches (45.1x36.2 cm.), with Hosoe's signature, in pencil, in the margin on recto; enclosed in a printed folder and laid in the clamshell box. 1960; printed 2006.

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