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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Hana Kinbaku" 2008 Photobook Ltd Ed

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. “Hana Kinbaku.” Japan: Taka Ishii Gallery, 2008, First Edition, HB, no dj as issued, 25 cm x 16 cm, 152 pp, color images. Limited Edition of 500 copies. Long sold out at the Gallery.

"Nobuyoshi Araki continues to astound viewers with a plethora of beautiful and provocative images. Themes of love, sex, death, consumption, natural beauty, and femininity have inspired Araki since his days as a student of film and photography... Araki’s Hana Kinbaku works are photographic diptych studies of flowers (hana) and bondage (kinbaku - the art of erotic restraint)... The juxtaposition of bound female semi-nudes and intense close ups of orchids, tulips and chrysanthemums strengthen the beauty of Kinbaku whilst reinforcing the innate sexuality of flowers. The work links Araki’s two main photographic themes; Eros (life/sex) and Thanatos (death), conjoining them in a way that has a strong and direct visual impact."--Michael Hoppen.

A limited edition photobook accompanying an exhibition of Araki's in which every art work was a coupling of an image of a bound woman above an image of a flower.

Condition: Excellent.

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