About the Polaroid:
Unique Polaroid by Nobuyoshi Araki
Signed on the reverse
Framed in a white, wooden frame
Polaroid size: 8 x 8 cm
Frame size: 20 x 20 cm
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.
Araki completed his studies at Chiba University’s Department of Photography, Painting and Engineering. There, he focused on the study of film and photography. His photographic project Satchin earned him the prestigious Taiyo Award in 1964, shortly after he joined the advertising agency Dentsu, where he worked until 1972.
Nobuyoshi Araki is arguably Japan’s greatest living photographer. His inexhaustible creative energy is attested to by the more than 450 books he has published in the last four decades.
Araki’s exhibitions go back to 1965. He exhibited at Shinjuku Station Building, Tokyo, Japan, his first show called Satchin and His Brother Mabo. Since then, Araki’s work has been exhibited permanently and worldwide through the years.
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