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Ueda, Yoshihiko. YOSHIHIKO UEDA NUDES: 1987-1989. Kyoto, Japan: Kyoto Shoin, 1990. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

Collection of male and female nudes. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. Volume 87 of the Art Random Series. An elegant production by Kyoto Shoin: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with black titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Yoshihiko Ueda. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the great Japanese artist/photographer's highly idiosyncratic interpretation of the nude. There are only two models, a man and a woman. The woman is attractively androgynous, which is a deliberate decision on Yoshihiko Ueda's part. It seemed the only way to do female nudes without looking like the highly influential and omnipresent Nobuyoshi Araki. The portraits of the male model show him completely naked in every photograph and holding a steel "hula-hoop"-like object created by the photographer. A sensual yet also conceptual re-interpretation of the nude genre as only a Japanese photographer can pull it off. A "must-have" collection for admirers of the great artist/photographer, whose work has finally gained the attention it deserves in the West. This is an Import title, was not distributed at all in the United States, has been out-of-print for a very long time, and is now collectible. Copies are increasingly difficult to find in fine condition. A scarce copy thus. One of the fnest living Japanese artist/photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER YOSHIHIKO UEDA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 4763685880. $100.00

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