HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3 1992 CULT STREET FASHION Japanese Photography SIGNED 1ST RARE
Hysteric Glamour was founded in 1984 by Japanese designer Nobuhiko Kitamura. A counterculture fashion house that subversively fused New Wave, Punk, American Pop culture, the 1970s and Japanese street culture creating the iconic and rebellious Harajuku aesthetic you can purchase from high end retailers.
HYSTERIC GLAMOUR Scenery Vol. 1, No. 3 1992
SIGNED & INSCRIBED by Photographer MIKIO MATSUO in blue pen on the first page of his section. His photographic works are in SFMOMA's permanent collection.
The third book published by Hysteric Glamour, Tokyo, Japan, 1992. Edited by Nobuhiko Kitamura. First edition, first printing. Large format softcover, photo illustrated glossy wrappers, 14.25" x 12.25", 120 unnumbered pages, beautifully illustrated with photographic works by each artist in b&w. It features the work of 12 photographers: Osamu Wataya, Taishi Hirokawa, Eiichi Kashimura, Mikio Matsuo, Yasuo Matsumoto, Nicolas Tucker, Ikko Narahara, Kouhei Ohnishi, Seiichi Furuya, Kimie Hata, Hiroshi Yoda, and Kiyoshi Tatsukawa. Text in Japanese with some English. VERY GOOD CONDITION: covers have shelfwear, a few scratches, scrapes, and creases, internally light age-toning to the margins, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked. An excellent example of this groundbreaking Japanese Harajuku brand foray into art publishing.
In 1991, Nobuhiko Kitamura published his first photograph collection through his fashion brand Hysteric Glamour. Kitamura produced a "series of books with people who firmly believe they have the energy to elevate the feeling of HYSTERIC." Following similar pioneering works that blur the line between fashion and art such as Comme des Garçons SIX magazine. Hysteric Glamour"s early photography books laid the groundwork for the collaborative culture that came to define Harajuku in the 1990s.