Kishin Shinoyama: Olele Olala – Signed First Edition [£245.00]
Shinoyama’s inimitable look at the decadence of Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time. It was published as a special edition of Japanese Playboy in 1971, funny ads of Hitachi razor throughout the book. The publisher’s text -.”Kishin Shinoyama & his mad crew challenged Brazil, the land of dazzling sex-craze at the other end of the Globe! Here!! The Human Document of his bitter-comic struggle for 25 days!” An unsung innovator in colour photography, this book pre-dates his three masterpieces in the medium, Hareta Hi (A Fine Day), 1975; The Meaning of the House, 1975 and Paris, 1977 – – – – – – – – – First edition soft cover with pictorial boards in good condition. Signed by Shinoyama with a dedication and dated 1972. The covers have some edge wear and there is a notable crease to the top left front cover. Front and back covers are nice and bright with just lite surface wear to the laminate, spine has some fold lines and a little distortion to the bottom. Binding is tight and the plates are in very good condition. (Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III).