MASAO YAMAMOTO. Omizuao

Masao Yamamoto. Nazraeli Press. 2004. Edition of 1000.  Excellent condition.

From the publisher: “…Ômizuao is an accordion-bound “pillow book,” a collection of landscapes, flowers and female nudes. The artist has used the accordion format to create an installation which measures some 14 feet when fully opened, but which can also be viewed as 45 individual spreads. Beautifully printed in process color on uncoated art paper, Ômizuao is hand bound in two clear-lacquered hardwood covers, and presented in a matching wooden box. Many of the images it includes were made specifically for this book, and are presented here for the first time. Ômizuao is published in two versions. The regular edition is limited to 1,000 copies; a special edition of 100 signed copies is also available, and includes a signed original print. Masao Yamamoto’s work is included in prominent public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His previous publications have sold out quickly; early orders are encouraged.”