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Editors of Nazraeli Press & Sawada, Tomoko. ONE PICTURE BOOK: FACE. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New. Signed.

Artist Book. The 99th title in the now-legendary "One Picture Book" Series by Nazraeli Press, one of the most superb ongoing projects of contemporary art photography. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Accompanied by one tipped-in, original print by the artist/photographer (hence the Series' name). An elegant production by Chris Pichler: Small-size volume format. Titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Tomoko Sawada. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Tomoko Sawada's "Face". The second-to-the-last, concluding title in the Series, one of the very best in the entire Series. "One of the most recognizable artists of her generation, Tomoko Sawada is a Japanese contemporary photographer and performance artist. Twelve self-portraits, each one showing her made-up as a different ethnicity and cultural background. As playful as it appears to be, Sawada's work has a very serious underlying message" (Publisher's blurb). "All people, despite having different types of so-called 'added values' such as nationality, race, religion, and language, are essentially and naturally equal human beings. This fundamental underlies my photographic work: I aim to point people euphemistically to the fact that humans share 99.99999% of the same genes" (Tomoko Sawada). She makes her point about us being One paradoxically, by embodying some of the most specific ethnicities, among other differentiating cultural referents. An absolute "must-have" title for Tomoko Sawada collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such in pencil on the Back Limitation Page. It comes with an original color print that is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Tomoko Sawada. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Apart from being one of the very best titles in the entire Series, this is also a rare opportunity for collectors to own an original print by one of the most important (and "hottest", in terms of the price of her prints) photographers working actively today. A rare signed copy thus. 12 color plates, 1 original print. One of the most brilliant Japanese photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ONE PICTURE BOOK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590054733. $100.00

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