Daido Moriyama  - Record No. 20, Izu Peninsula

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 20, Izu Peninsula, 2011
Archival pigment, printed 2013
23 5/8 x 35 3/8”
Signed by the artist verso

 

Daido Moriyama- How to Create a Beautiful Picture

Daido Moriyama, How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987

Gelatin silver print, 60 x 40 in.

Printed 2014 Signed by photographer verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No.20, Izu Peninsula

Daido Moriyama
Record No.20, Izu Peninsula, 2011
Archival pigmented, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido

Daido Moriyama
How to Create a Beautiful Picture 6: Tights in Shimotakaido, 1987
Silkscreen on canvas, printed 2012
43 ¼  x 64”, edition 3/3
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama- Tokyo

Daido Moriyama, Tokyo, 1969

Gelatin silver, printed 2013, 14 x 17 in. (35.6 x 43.2 cm)

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 21, New York

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 21, New York, 2011
Archival pigmented, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 12 ½”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No.16, Sapporo

Daido Moriyama
Record No.16, Sapporo, 2010
Archival pigmented, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Memory of a Dog

Daido Moriyama
Memory of a Dog, 2001
Gelatin silver, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No.15, New York

Daido Moriyama
Record No.15, New York, 2010
Archival pigment, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 2, Japan

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 2, Japan, 1972
Archival pigment, printed 2013
21 ½ x 33”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 19 ,Italy

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 19 ,Italy, 2010
Archival pigment, printed 2013
41 3/8 x 55 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Provoke No. 2

Daido Moriyama
Provoke No. 2, printed 1969
Gelatin silver, printed 2013
20 x 24”
Signed by the artist verso
 

Daido Moriyama - Brigitte Bardot

Daido Moriyama
Brigitte Bardot, 1969
Silkscreen on canvas, printed 2007
42 ½  x 53 ­­5/8”, edition 2/3
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - How to Create a Beautiful Picture: Tiles of Aizuwakamatsu

Daido Moriyama
How to Create a Beautiful Picture: Tiles of Aizuwakamatsu, 1987
Silkscreen on canvas, printed 2012
64 ½ x 43 ¼”, edition 2/3
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Documentary 78

Daido Moriyama
Documentary 78, 1986
Gelatin silver, printed 2013
20 x 24”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 21, New York

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 21, New York, 2011
Archival pigment, printed 2013
23 5/8 x 35 3/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 19, Italy,

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 19, Italy, 2010
Archival pigment, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 12 ½”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama Record No. 22, Los Angeles,

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 22, Los Angeles, 2011
Archival pigment, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No.22, Los Angeles

Daido Moriyama
Record No.22, Los Angeles, 2011
Archival pigment, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 22 1/8”
Signed by the artist verso

Daido Moriyama - Record No. 20, Izu Peninsula

Daido Moriyama
Record No. 20, Izu Peninsula, 2011
Archival pigmented, printed 2013
16 5/8 x 12 ½”
Signed by the artist verso

PRESS RELEASE

Daido Moriyama: Now and Now
Exhibition: March 28th through May 4th, 2013
Opening reception: March 28th 6-8pm

Steven Kasher Gallery is honored to present an exhibition of new and classic photographs by
Japan’s most important photographer, Daido Moriyama. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Moriyama’s work ever mounted in an American art gallery. Entitled Daido Moriyama: Now and Now, the installation, designed by Moriyama, has three sections. The front gallery will show panoramas in color and black and white, each containing 14 linked pictures that Moriyama has selected and sequenced from the Record series of publications (1972-ongoing). The middle gallery will feature large silkscreen-on-canvas prints created in 2007. The back gallery will present key iconic images. The photographs were taken in Tokyo, New York, Paris, Italy, and beyond, using both film and digital cameras. This is Steven Kasher Gallery’s second exhibition of Moriyama’s work.

Moriyama’s output since 1968 is legendary. He has produced over 150 books of his own
photographs. His fan base is legion, and he has influenced several generations of photographers in Japan and abroad. He is as artistically potent now at the age of 75 as he was when his work began to make waves in late 1960s. His diaristic, rapid-fire, made-for quick-publication work seems particularly pertinent today in our era of social-network photography.

Moriyama has had over 100 solo exhibitions worldwide. At MoMA he was a central figure
in the groundbreaking 1974 New Japanese Photography, and is a key figure in the current
exhibition Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde. In 1999 SFMoMA organized and exhibited the retrospective Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog, which was also shown at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Japan Society in New York (jointly). In 2012, LACMA mounted Fracture: Daido Moriyama and the Tate Modern devoted its first ever retrospective of a photographer to Moriyama (along with a concurrent retrospective of William Klein).

“The crushing force of time is before my eyes, and I myself try to keep pressing the shutter release of the camera. In this inevitable race between the two of us, I feel I am going to be burnt up.” – Daido Moriyama


Daido Moriyama was born in 1938 along with a twin brother, who died when Daido was two. In his mid-twenties, working as a photography assistant, Moriyama encountered Kerouac’s On the Road. Moriyama cites Warhol and Weegee as primary influences, as well as William Klein and Atget. Moriyama first came to prominence in the mid-1960s with his gritty depictions of Japanese urban life. His highly innovative and intensely personal approach incorporates high contrast, graininess, and tilted vantages to convey the fragmentary nature of modern realities. Moriyama’s images convey the artist’s boldly intuitive exploration of urban mystery, memory, and photographic invention. Moriyama’s work immerses us in the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary.

Daido Moriyama: Now and Now will be on view from March 28th through May 4th, 2013. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For more info or press requests please contact Christiona Owen at 212 966 3978 or christiona@stevenkasher.com