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"How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido" (c. 1986-) is one of the most defining images of Contemporary Japanese art, and one of the most well-known photographs by Japanese Contemporary photographer Daido Moriyama (Japan, b.1938). This silver gelatin photograph is signed, measures 59.40 x 40 inches (150.9 x 101.6 cm), is unframed and easily ships flat or rolled.

One of the most important and accomplished Japanese photographers of the postwar era, Daido Moriyama (b. 1938) is famous for his decades long body of work that features everyday objects or landscapes shot from unfamiliar angles, giving them an isolated perspective, and is typically stark and highly contrasted. His images profoundly affect the viewer on many emotional levels, all without the use of color, and are infused with a modern aesthetic sensibility that conflates Asian and Western artistic traditions. The artist is formally represented by Luhring Augustine Gallery in the U.S and Taka Ishii Gallery in Asia. His work has been the subject of countless museum and gallery shows, as well as books and periodicals. Recent solo exhibtions include 2008: "Daido Retrospective 1965-2005", National Museum of Art, Osaka; 2010: "Hawaii", Luhring Augustine, New York, U.S. and again in 2010: "Visioni del Mondo", Fotomuseo Guiseppe Panini, Modena, Italy; 2011: "On the Road", National Museum of Art, Osaka. His work is held in selected Museum Collections, including:
The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Japan
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, USA
Smithsonian Museums, Washington D.C., USA
The Tate Modern, London, UK
The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
The Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Getty Museum, USA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA
Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Albertina Museum, Vienna, Austria
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, France

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Publication: Daiwa Radiator Factory,Daido Moriyama: The Complete Works Vol.2 1974–1992, p. 407 Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain,Daido Moriyama, p. 57 Galerie Kamel Mennour,Daido Moriyama: Remix, n.p. Phaidon,Daido Moriyama 55, cover and p. 111 Shimane Art Museum,Hunter of Light: Daido Moriyama 1965–2003, pl. 348
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  • Stephen Cohen Gallery. Private Collection, Europe.
  • Ships From: Italy
  • Shipping Dimensions: 59.04 x 40 in. (149.96 x 101.6 cm.)
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