Kill The Pig by Masahisa Fukase. First edition (2021). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. In an edition of 1000 numbered copies. Presented in a red PVC slipcase. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Kill the Pig by Masahisa Fukase
Masahisa Fukase’s first solo exhibition, Kill the Pig, was in Tokyo, 1961. The exhibition consisted of two series of photographs: one titled ‘Kill the Pig’ and another series titled ‘Naked’.
The series ‘Kill the Pig’ featured photographs set in a slaughterhouse in Shibaura, Tokyo.
Huge numbers of ravens also congregated there, drawn by the odour of raw meat, as the air resounded eerily with their cries. The series featured photographs in black and white and also in colour. Additionally, the colour shots were mostly reserved for the scenes showing blood and death.
So, Fukase (1934 – 2012) was born Hokkaido, the northern-most major island of Japan, in 1934. He graduated from Nihon University College of Art’s Photography Department in 1956, and then became a freelance photographer in 1968. Fukase’s work has been exhibited widely at institutions such as MoMA, New York, the Oxford Museum of Modern Art, the Foundation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, the Victoria & Albert Museum.
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