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Super RARE Masahisa Fukase Solitude of Ravens Karasu Slipcase Limited Edition HC
2008. Sale only today! Only today!!! Super RARE! Beautiful book!!! Masahisa Fukase The Solitude of Ravens Karasu Limited Edition of 1000 Rat Hole Gallery 2008 Excellent condition!!! The Solitude of Ravens. Karasu. Photographs by Masahisa Fukase. Rat Hole Gallery, 2008. 136 pp. Large quarto. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Clothbound. No jacket as issued. Card slipcase. Black and white reproductions. A stunning limited edition reprint of this now classic title. Now quite scarce. In her afterword, Akira Hasegawa writes: "The depth of solitude in Masahisa Fukase's photographs makes me shudder". One can see what she means. It is a darkly fascinating and obsessive work that lodges in the mind. Fukase's images are grainy, dark and impressionistic. Often, he magnifies his negatives or overexposes them, aiming all the time for mood over technical refinement. He photographs flocks from a distance, and single birds that appear like black silhouettes against grey, wintry skies. They are captured in flight, blurred and ominous, and at rest, perching on telegraph wires, trees, fences and chimneys. Fukase photographs them alive and dead, and maps their shadows in harsh sunlight and their tracks in the snow. Although the visual narrative is punctuated by other mysterious images - a nude, fleshy masseuse, a malevolent-looking cat, windswept girls peering over a boat rail, a homeless man drinking in what looks like a municipal rubbish tip - it is the ravens that obsess Fukase. His vision is so stark, so relentlessly monochrome, that you cannot help but wonder what kind of hold they had on h … [Click Below for Full Description]
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