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Takashi Arai - In the Room of a Terrestrial Globe, Budapest
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Phone: +1-215-822-5662
Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, PA   18914   USA
Ref.#: 14939
Price: $1,750
Medium: Daguerreotype
Mount: in glass mount
Image_Date: 2015
Print_Date: 2015
Dimensions: 2-1/4 x 2-1/4 in. (57 x 57 mm)
Photo Country: Hungary
Photographer Country: Japan


Signed, titled and dated on the verso.

Takashi Arai first encountered photography while he was a university student of biology in Japan. In an effort to trace photography to its origins, he encountered the daguerreotype, and after much trial and error mastered the complex technique. Arai does not see daguerreotype as a nostalgic reproduction of a classical method; instead, he has made it his own personal medium, finding it a reliable device for storing memory that is far better for recording and transmitting interactions with his subjects than modern photography.

Araiís work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mori Art Museum, the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, among other international venues. In 2016, he received the 41st Kimura Ihei Award for his first monograph "MONUMENTS"(PGI, 2015). Arai is also the winner of Source-Cord Prize, UK, in 2014. His works are held in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and Musée Guimet, among many others.

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