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* Yoshihiro TATSUKI "Private: Mariko KAGA" 1971 Photobook SIGNED + Very Rare Obi

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Yoshihiro TATSUKI, photographer. "Private." Mariko KAGA, model. Japan: 1971, Mainichi Shimbunsha, PB, as issued, 29 cm x 25 cm, Approx. 100 pp, color & b/w photos.

Superb erotic photo collection in the enthusiastic and imaginative style of the late 1960s. The first volume in the important Private series published by Mainichi Shinbun which continued with Emma by Shunji OKURA and Nadia by Hajime SAWATARI. When this photo book was released Mariko had already starred in at least 15 major Japanese films over the previous decade by important directors like Nagisa OSHIMA, Keisuke KINOSHITA, Ko NAKAHIRA and Masahiro SHINODA, including Pale Flower, Snow Country and Pleasures of the Flesh. Much of the book was shot in Paris.

"In the Private series, the photographers, through some close connection between photographer and subject, created images in an attempt to reveal something private. The nudes were not only a study but the by-product of an apparent intimate connection between photographer and model. This was a switch from the "nude" to the "naked"."--Kaneko & Vartanian, Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and 70s, p. 174.

Condition: Very Good, with obi, SIGNED by Mariko KAGA. Extremely rare exhibition copy with obi - only the original exhibition copies were produced/distributed with obi bands - First Time Seen and possibly last time seen - seriously.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.

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