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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Last Summer" 2005 Photobook SIGNED Unique Association Copy


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Kyonen no Natsu" - "Last Summer." Japan: Artone, 2005, First Edition, PB, 30 cm x 16 cm, 165 pp, color photos.

Condition: Very Good, with an unbent binding. Spectacularly SIGNED by Araki in silver marker across the first two title pages, “Yoshico Arakiss,” with a self-portrait caricature drawing. A unique association copy from the "Hanaguruma" collection. "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. “Yoshiko” along with “Kyoko” were the two proprietresses of the bar, easily recognizable from a number of Araki's photos, usually singing karaoke. This was her copy, possibly at the bar with the many Araki photos and books that decorated the establishment. (Note that the sample pics of interior pages are from a different inferior copy with a flexible binding.)

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $15.00. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $8.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $20.40 (USA), $24.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 775g.