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Book cover for Yoshio Takase, 1971, Benjo [Toilet], (Tokyo, Fukushu-Shudan, Geribara 5)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Dec 13, 2007, Sale 2132 Lot 252)
Illustrated with reproductions of Takase's photographs of public restrooms in Tokyo. 4to, photo-pictorial wrappers. Parr/Badger I 296. first edition.
The first in the group of three titles published by The Diarrhoea-Shit Reproductive Collective of 5 (the other well-known title is Mizugi no Yangu Redii-Tachi [Young Lades in Bathing Suits]), and the only attributed uniquely to one member of the group, which also included Nobuyoshi Araki. This book, alternately crude and cunning social commentary, is notable for both its content and distinct Provoke style.