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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Hana Jinsei" 2002 Photobook/Polaroid SIGNED Association Copy + drawing


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. “Hana Jinsei” - “A Floral Life.” Japan: Kahitsukan Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyoto, 2002, First Edition, HB, slipcase, original Signed Polaroid Photograph imbedded in the book front cover, 35 x 27 cm, 167 pp, color & b/w photos, stamped #330 out of an edition of 1501.

"Exhibition catalog for solo show at a gallery in the Gion district of Kyoto; an anthology of photographs based on the theme of flowers from Amaryllis of 1967 to recent works, including Painted Flower of 2001, which was created by dripping paint in primary colors onto petals..."--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death.

Best of both worlds here - a large deluxe limited edition photobook, the design of which includes, an original, one-of-kind, Polaroid signed by Araki. A gorgeously-produced book.

Condition: Very Good, with obi, and original clear vinyl slipcase. Polaroid is SIGNED (as always with this edition). Book also SIGNED by Araki and dedicated to "Hanaguruma" with a self-portrait drawing. A rare association copy. "Hanaguruma" is Araki's favorite Shinjuku bar hangout, recently closed, that he has frequented most evenings for years. With a quick search you can find videos of him drinking and socializing with his girlfriend Kaori and friends. The proprietress is easily recognizable from a number of Araki's photos, usually singing karaoke. This was her personal copy.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $54.00 (USA), $62.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 2750g.