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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Obscenities" 1994 Photobook SIGNED


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Obscenities." Japan: Waisetsu Shahin, 1994, First Edition, PB, (no dj as issued), 30 cm x 23 cm, 44 pp with fold outs, color photos.

"A collection of photographs put together on the basis of Arakinema, first performed at the 1994 Photography and Obscenity symposium (Studio Ebisu). The institution of obscenity is blown apart by Araki's self-censorship of some colour photographic images. His message is summed up in the statement to the symposium that obscenity is beautiful."--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death.

"Araki's "Obscenities," actually a special issue of the magazine "Deja-Vu," is an intriguing departure for this master of fetishist photography. Instead of presenting his acutely revealing images of sexuality, Araki has chosen to scratch away the obscenities - and not only the obvious ones. The result is images oddly more arousing, as they are seen through the marks of his hand, as well as the desire of his eye."--Photo-eye.

An artistic relative of Araki's "Tales of Black Ink" photobook from the same year.

Condition: Very Good, SIGNED by Araki.

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