We are delighted to announce the release of two new limited edition platinum prints by the legendary Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki, exclusively available at Michael Hoppen Contemporary. These beautiful black and white platinum prints are exemplary of Araki's unusual signature style with his motif orchids and plastic figurines. The prints are titled "Paradise Black" and "Paradise White" and measure 25x31cm, from an edition of 100, each signed by the artist and priced at £500 + vat (£600). Custom framing is available, please enquire. The pair are available at a special discounted price of £900 + vat (£1080) until March 31st 2014.
We are delighted to announce Miyako Ishiuchi has been awarded the 2014 Hasselblad Award. This is one of the most important and prestigious photography prizes in the world today. Previous winners include Lee Friedlander (2005), Jeff Wall (2002), William Eggleston (1998), Robert Frank (1996), Richard Avedon (1991), Irving Penn (1985) and Henri Cartier-Bresson (1982). Miyako Ishiuchi (b.1947), celebrated Japanese photographer, is known for her poignant work which confronts the trauma present in post-war Japan and the dawning of a new era. Her personal projects include Yokosuka Story, Apartment, Endless Night, Mother’s and Silken Dreams. In 2005 she represented Japan at the Venice Biennale with her series Mother’s.
Starting on the 20th of February, the Michael Hoppen Gallery is hosting an exhibition of colour works by Sarah Moon. 'About Colour' brings together new, old and unseen works. Click here to see more images.
'A History of Photography' is now on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in their photographs room (100). This re-hang of the permanent display shows works by key figures of photographic history and includes an insight into some of the V&A's first staff photographers, such as Charles Thurston Thompson and Isabel Agnes Cowper. It also includes the above piece by Lucas Foglia, 'Valerie and the Shadow, Tennessee' 2008.
This display at the Tate Britain brings together three photographic series by the British photographer Chris Shaw (born 1967) made from the 1980s to the present, with a selection of works by the Japanese photographer from the early 1970s. The presence of Moriyama demonstrates the influence of post-war Japanese photography on recent British black and white practice.