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Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Bokujyu Kitan" 2008 Photobook


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Bokujyu Kitan" - "Marvelous Tales of Black Ink." 2008, First Edition, HB (no dj as issued), 25 cm x 20 cm, Approx. 150 pp, 88 b/w photos.

An updating of the 1994 original limited edition. In that work the photos were "touched up" with splashes of ink in a manner of self-censorship that was a vulgar comment on censorship and art. In this book the black ink splashes are removed leaving the models uncensored. Now the "black ink" is Araki's Chinese character calligraphy around the edges of the images. Actually, only about half of these photos were in the first photobook of this name. Published privately in association with an exhibition, this book was not marketed, and copies in Japan were confiscated and destroyed, so very scarce.

Condition: Excellent.

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