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Daidō Moriyama

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Lot 6
Gelatin silver print
14.0 x 16.9 in (35.5 x 43.0 cm)
Signed on verso


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Originally trained as a graphic designer, Daidō Moriyama is one of Japan’s leading contemporary photographers. The central theme of Moriyama’s work is the Japanese philosophy of ‘wabi-sabi’, or finding beauty in the ordinary and imperfect. This concept of the acceptance of imperfection is exemplified with the present image of a high contrast, black and white image of flowers.

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About Daidō Moriyama

Daidō Moriyama (Japanese, b. 1938) is a photographer known for works that highlight the dissolution of traditional values in postwar Japan. His works epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of beauty in imperfection. Moriyama’s photographs are predominantly high-contrast, grainy and black and white. The artist has produced over 150 books of photographs and has had over 100 solo exhibitions. He was a central figure in MoMA’s groundbreaking “New Japanese Photography” exhibition of 1974. SFMoMA organized and exhibited a 1999 retrospective “Daidō Moriyama: Stray Dog,” which also traveled to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Japan Society in New York.