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Okuhara, Tetsu (Photographer) & Malloy, Nancy (Contributor). TETSU OKUHARA: PHOTOGRAPHS. San Francisco, CA: Freddie Fong Gallery, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 48 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Tetsu Okuhara: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with metallic-silver titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Tetsu Okuhara. Text by Nancy Malloy. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark eponymous exhibition held at Freddie Fong Gallery San Francisco from May 5 through June 2, 2005. Presents "Tetsu Okuhara: Photographs". Formally elegant, Conceptually-based photography that shows the very fruitful possibilities of The Grid, the most advanced aesthetic, visual invention, and process of Modernism. "Using the studio to manipulate, deconstruct, and redefine the image, Okuhara creates a new visual language, one that uses process as a key element in its execution. Modular units are reconfigured to make complex collages that alter our expectations and offer ever-changing contexts for the work. Within the framework of The Grid, Okuhara creates photographic collages. Taking photographs of his subjects and carefully documenting each detail, Okuhara makes strong iconic images. He uses a systematic process of cutting and pasting individual segments together within the carefully constructed grid. The arrangements offer a new way to look at the subject and a different way to examine issues of perception and identity" (Nancy Malloy). An absolute "must-have" title for Tetsu Okuhara collectors. This copy of the Exhibition Catalog comes with a full-page Autographed Letter Signed (ALS) that is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed by Tetsu Okuhara. He had a lot to say to so he wrote it all down on a separate piece of paper instead. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy with ALS of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The few remaining copies available online all have serious flaws ("Very Good"). A rare signed copy thus. 38 plates, 2 multi-panel foldouts. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. . $80.00

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