Catalog of an exhibition held at Odakyu Gurando Gyarari, Tokyo, March 19-31, 1982W. Eugene Smith (ed. Robert Kirschenbaum)
Tokyo: Pacific Press Service. 1982.
First edition. Exhibition catalogue. pp. 112. 280 by 210mm. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs by W. Eugene Smith. Bound in card, upper and lower cover illustrated. Illustrated paper slipcase with some tears but rare in any condition. The book is in superb condition. It is a catalogue of an exhibition organised by the Pacific Press Service whose founder was Robert Kirschenbaum. Kirschenbaum organised this retrospective of Eugene Smith's work in 1982, four years after Smith's death. The photographs, which are very nicely reproduced, cover a thirty year span and all aspects of Eugene Smith's work.
This book is a presentation copy from Smith's widow, Ailen to the legendary photo editor John G. Morris. It is inscribed "To John, In memory of Shinjuku, Odakyu, March 21 1982, Best, Ailen M. Smith. Morris is Eugene Smith's executor and so this exhibition was organised with Morris's permission, co-operation and insight. This is a rare book with only five copies listed on WorldCat