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Nobuyoshi ARAKI + Izumi SUZUKI "Izumi, This Bad Girl" 2002 Photobook


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Izumi, This Bad Girl." Japan: Bunyusha, 2002, First Edition, HB, dj, 37 cm x 26, 128 pp, 130 color and b/w photos, Japanese & English text.

“The definitive collections of photographs featuring the writer Izumi Suzuki, who was Araki's muse during the 1970's and early 1980's, and who committed suicide in 1986. Her skin, almost un-Japanese in its whiteness, her sensuous figure and her enticing, melancholic expression, gave her an aura that enthralled Araki. He has said that Izumi will always live in his memory and sensibility."--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death.

Izumi Suzuki became famous in the 1970s as a model, "pink" actress, and novelist. She was also a member of Shuji Terayama's independent theater troupe Tenjo Saijiki and the wife of avant-garde free jazz saxophonist Kaoru Abe who died of a drug overdose in 1978. includes a number of previously unpublished photos as well as many of the iconic photos of Izumi which appeared in Araki's memorial "I-Novel" from 1986.

Condition: Book is very good, with obi. Dust jacket has some fading at the top near the spine.