ARAKI – Taschen 25th Anniversary Series

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About the book:

Jérôme Sans and Nobuyoshi Araki – Araki (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series)

Published by Taschen, 2007

Hardcover with slipcase

557 and (3) pages

29,5 x 20, 5 cm

“This book reveals everything about me. It’s been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death-that’ll be my epitaph.” – Araki

 

The subject is Japanese photographer Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. His powerful oeuvre, decades’ worth of images, has been pared down to 540 pages of photographs which tell the story of Araki and comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss. His work is at once shocking and mysteriously tender; a deeply personal artist, Araki is not afraid of his emotions nor of showing them to the world.

 

About Araki:

Nobuyoshi Araki (1940) is a Japanese photographer from Tokyo. Araki is best known for his photographs of Japanese women in bondage, often with props like little dinosaur or cat figures. His work is highly erotic, even his Flowers series for which he photographed flowers covered with different kinds of pigments. In the last few years he has focused on creating still-life pictures of different locations, in combination with his signature dinosaur and cat figures.

 

About our collection:

Famous is proud to offer one of the most varied collections of Art, Books & Collectibles around. Explore our collection on our website, our Instagram and feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]. We are more than happy to welcome you in our gallery as well. Find us on Weteringschans 83, Amsterdam – right in the Art District of the city centre.

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About the book:

Jérôme Sans and Nobuyoshi Araki – Araki (Taschen 25th Anniversary Series)

Published by Taschen, 2007

Hardcover with slipcase

557 and (3) pages

29,5 x 20, 5 cm

“This book reveals everything about me. It’s been a 60-year contract. Photography is love and death-that’ll be my epitaph.” – Araki

 

The subject is Japanese photographer Araki, a man who talks about life through photographs. His powerful oeuvre, decades’ worth of images, has been pared down to 540 pages of photographs which tell the story of Araki and comprise the ultimate retrospective collection of his work. Known best for his intimate, snapshot-style images of women often tied up with ropes (kinbaku, Japanese rope-tying art) and of colorful, sensual flowers, Araki is an artist who reacts strongly to his emotions and uses photography to experience them more fully. Obsessed with women, Araki seeks to come closer to them through photography, using ropes like an embrace and the click of the shutter like a kiss. His work is at once shocking and mysteriously tender; a deeply personal artist, Araki is not afraid of his emotions nor of showing them to the world.

 

About Araki:

Nobuyoshi Araki (1940) is a Japanese photographer from Tokyo. Araki is best known for his photographs of Japanese women in bondage, often with props like little dinosaur or cat figures. His work is highly erotic, even his Flowers series for which he photographed flowers covered with different kinds of pigments. In the last few years he has focused on creating still-life pictures of different locations, in combination with his signature dinosaur and cat figures.

 

About our collection:

Famous is proud to offer one of the most varied collections of Art, Books & Collectibles around. Explore our collection on our website, our Instagram and feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]. We are more than happy to welcome you in our gallery as well. Find us on Weteringschans 83, Amsterdam – right in the Art District of the city centre.