Bird's Shadow in Venice, from 'Where time has stopped'
stock nr:
1033
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
Bird's Shadow in Venice, from 'Where time has stopped'
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1964 — date printed: 1975
dimensions:
height 332mm x width 213mm — height 13.07inch x width 8.39inch
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Devil's Bridge, Segovia, Spain
stock nr:
1369
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
Devil's Bridge, Segovia, Spain
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1964 — date printed: 1980s
dimensions:
height 232mm x width 340mm — height 9.13inch x width 13.39inch
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Feast Venice Italy (VN-69)
stock nr:
1822
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
Feast Venice Italy (VN-69)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1983 — date printed: 1983
dimensions:
height 219mm x width 327mm — height 8.62inch x width 12.87inch
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(Lines of Luminance) Venice, Italy (VN-13L)
stock nr:
1818
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
(Lines of Luminance) Venice, Italy (VN-13L)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1982 — date printed: 1983
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 320mm — height 18.90inch x width 12.60inch
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(Lines of Luminance) Venice, Italy (VN-14L)
stock nr:
1819
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
(Lines of Luminance) Venice, Italy (VN-14L)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1982 — date printed: 1983
dimensions:
height 480mm x width 321mm — height 18.90inch x width 12.64inch
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Tempest from Venice Nightscapes (VN-68)
stock nr:
1820
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
Tempest from Venice Nightscapes (VN-68)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1983 — date printed: 1983
dimensions:
height 328mm x width 218mm — height 12.91inch x width 8.58inch
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Piazza San Marco from Venice Nightscapes (VN-64)
stock nr:
1821
artist(s):
IKKO NARAHARA
title:
Piazza San Marco from Venice Nightscapes (VN-64)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1978 — date printed: 1979
dimensions:
height 331mm x width 238mm — height 13.03inch x width 9.37inch
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biography

Born in Fukuoka in 1931, Ikko Narahara studied law at Chuo University and, influenced by statues of Buddha at Nara, art history at the graduate school of Waseda University, from which he received an MA in 1959. In 1955 Narahara joined Jitsuzaisha (Real Existence), an avant-garde painting group and was associated with artists such as Tatsuo Ikeda and the leader of Japanese Surrealism, Shuzo Takiguchi. During the same period he met Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe, and together with Kikuji Kawada, Akira Sato and Akira Tanno, they founded the photography agency VIVO in 1959. He thereafter continued to create photographic work while at the same time actively engaging with creators irrespective of a specific medium.

Under the general theme of ‘Sights of Civilization’, Narahara photographed a wide variety of inhabited spaces, such as in his series ‘Where Time has stopped’ (1963-65), ‘Venice -Nightscapes’ (1964-85) and ‘Where Time has vanished’ (1971-72). Narahara‘s work appeals through its elusiveness, an unwillingness to maintain a singular shape or form. He often combined several negatives in the darkroom in order to create an image with an intangible, ephemeral quality.

selected exhibitions