HIRO (Yasuhiro Wakabayashi) Archive of including a large format portrait of Martha Graham, candid photographs, and signed books.
The large format photograph titled Martha Graham New York City 1-14-84 on the verso and with "Martha Graham" in ink below the image, numbered 3/90 and signed in pencil on the verso and with Hiro's stamp dated 1984. The sheet overall 24 x 20 inches (62 x 52 cm), minor handling wear;
A group of approximately 50 black and white and color 8 x 10 inch photographs depicting events surrounding Martha Graham's naming as a Knight of the French Legion of Honor, Paris, 1984. The images offer about 15 images showing Graham's dancers on stage at the Paris Opera, a few black and white studies of the Eiffel Tower, the balance in color showing Halston, Nancy North, Bill Dugan, Hiro, Victor Hugo and others celebrating in elegant black tie, most of the images attributed to Hiro, some with back markings, none signed;
The books are Hiro Photographs, 1999, first U.S. edition, inscribed in pencil "For Nancy/Hiro," tears to jacket; and Fighting Fish/Fighting Birds, 1990, inscribed "For Nancy & Bill/Hiro '94," fine copy.
C Collection of Halstonette Nancy North
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