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  • 1.7" H x 8.8" L x 6.4" W (2.88 lbs) 512 pages
  • Released October 06, 2020
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9783836582520

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Nobuyoshi Araki's extensive body of work is distilled into a definitive retrospective collection in this 512-page volume, personally curated by the artist.

Originally published as a Limited Edition and now reissued in celebration of TASCHEN's 40th anniversary, the selection delves deep into Araki's iconic imagery, spanning Tokyo street scenes, portraits, vibrant flowers, explicit depictions of female genitalia, and the Japanese art of kinbaku, or bondage.

Araki's exploration of patterns involving subjugation, emancipation, death, and desire is evident throughout, as he navigates the fine line between serene imagery and provocative shock. Particularly known for his bondage photography, Araki emphasizes collaboration with his female subjects, aiming to capture the essence of their desire through spoken conversation and photography.

In Japan, Araki has achieved cult status, especially among women who feel liberated by his unapologetic approach to expressing their desires through his lens.

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