Medium

Inspired by the likes of Eikoh Hosoe, Eugène Atget, Weegee, and William Klein, photographer Daido Moriyama has made the city his muse. In Tokyo and other cosmopolitan locales, he documents cultural change and urban chaos in an expressive style all his own. Moriyama was a founder of Japan’s Provoke movement; from 1969 to 1970, the group published an avant-garde magazine that artfully documented the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama, for his part, focused on elements of modernization, the dissolution of traditional Japanese values, and the American military occupation of the country. Typically, the photographer makes grainy, black-and-white, high-contrast images, which he prints himself. He has largely shot with a small handheld automatic camera, rarely with attention to the viewfinder. Moriyama’s work has been acquired for the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Centre Pompidou, among other institutions, and his photographs have sold for five figures at auction.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Daido MoriyamaSimon Lee Gallery
2017
Daido Moriyama Tokyo ColorLuhring Augustine
2016
Daido MoriyamaFondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
View all

Memory of a Dog: A Following Story: Landscape (No. 2192), 1983

Gelatin silver print, vintage
8 × 11 9/10 in
20.4 × 30.3 cm
Location
Zurich
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Medium

Inspired by the likes of Eikoh Hosoe, Eugène Atget, Weegee, and William Klein, photographer Daido Moriyama has made the city his muse. In Tokyo and other cosmopolitan locales, he documents cultural change and urban chaos in an expressive style all his own. Moriyama was a founder of Japan’s Provoke movement; from 1969 to 1970, the group published an avant-garde magazine that artfully documented the dramatic transformation of 1960s post-war Japan. Moriyama, for his part, focused on elements of modernization, the dissolution of traditional Japanese values, and the American military occupation of the country. Typically, the photographer makes grainy, black-and-white, high-contrast images, which he prints himself. He has largely shot with a small handheld automatic camera, rarely with attention to the viewfinder. Moriyama’s work has been acquired for the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Centre Pompidou, among other institutions, and his photographs have sold for five figures at auction.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Daido Moriyama
Related works
Related artists