The author of masterworks such as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Forbidden Colors, In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Yukio Mishima, one of the leading figures in modern literature, The Death of a Man presents a sublime--and often shocking--visual record of the last few months prior to his sensational ritual suicide in November The author of masterworks such as The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Forbidden Colors, Mishima, a celebrated figure in postwar world literature, remains a controversial figure in Japan. His reactionary politics and the spectacular nature of his death had so profoundly impacted Japanese society that images associated with the event were never publicly shown. In the months prior to the November incident, he enlisted Kishin Shinoyama to create a photographic, radical work of fiction, a photo essay on the death of the Japanese "everyman. Locked in a performance with one inescapable end, Mishima offered his own body as its final act. With texts by Mishima and his closest intimates and first-person reminiscences of his final moments, this book promises to be an unprecedented interrogation on the nature of performance and the role of artist as actor, provocateur, and revolutionary.
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A fine copy in wrappers. Text in English and Japanese. July 1, Auction Closed. Untitled from the Twin seriesVintage gelatin silver print, printed ca.
No tears to the dustjacket or the obi. Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily kishib. November 21, Auction Closed. First edition Tall bound quarto. Venice Photography — Shinoyama, Kishin. Quarto, unpaginated, illustrated boards, color photos. Hinweis fur internationale Kaufer.
Includes numerous color photographs. Inhe represented Japan at the 37th Venice Biennale — the first time a solo exhibition format was adopted by the Japanese Pavilion. Also shop in Also shop in. Kishin Shinoyama — Wikipedia Number of bids and bid amounts may be slightly out of date. Comprised entirely of full-page, full-bleed color photographs.
December 3, Auction Closed. A fine example in thick bound glossy wrapp May 19, Auction Closed. A sequential diary of events, some seminal, ot Untitled from the Birth seriesVintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. Dark gray leatherette binding printed in gilt. A handsome very good or bette First edition Thick hardbound quarto in dustwrapper. TOP Related Posts.
Yukio Mishima: The Death of a Man
A fine copy in wrappers. Text in English and Japanese. July 1, Auction Closed. Untitled from the Twin seriesVintage gelatin silver print, printed ca. No tears to the dustjacket or the obi. Get the latest news on the events, trends, and people that shape the global art market with our daily kishib. November 21, Auction Closed.