About the book:
Painting Flower by Nobuyoshi Araki
Limited Edition of 1000
Signed & Numbered
With an original, signed photo
“Painting Flowers” – this 2004 photobook by Nobuyoshi Araki features his perhaps most palpable fusion of flowers and the eros/thanatos duality in Araki’s oeuvre. Trickling Liquitex colors on single leaves or entire bouquets of flowers, on large orchids and roses and tulips, the virile flowers gain in intensity – their red becomes redder, almost as if lusting for life – and the withered ones appear as if embalmed after death.
The book finishes with an interview between Nobuyoshi Araki and Daido Moriyama (only included in Japanese).
Each copy is signed by Nobuyoshi Araki and includes an original inkjet print featuring one of eleven available motifs.
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.
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