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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Painted Flowers" 2004 Photobook Ltd Ed + SIGNED Print Association Copy

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Shikijo-Ka” - “Painted Flowers” or “Erotic Flowers." Japan: Switch Publishing, 2004, First Edition, HB, (no dj as issued), case, 36 cm x 27 cm, 108 pp, color & photos, Numbered Limited Edition of 1000 Copies with Original inkjet Print SIGNED by Araki. Print is specially housed in its own cardboard mat with the case. Print size: 22 cm x 30 cm (paper), 16 cm x 24 cm (image).

"A large-format collection released in a limited edition of 1000 with signed ink-jet prints. Primary color paints dropped onto petals transform them into weird objects that seem to enshrine the essences of life and death. The volume ends with a discussion called 'On Flowers' with Daido Moriyama."--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death

Condition: Very Good, the outer box is hand-signed “Arakiss” and hand numbered by Araki - this is #11. The original color print is also signed by Araki - each copy has a unique flower image. Additionally, the Book itself is also spectacularly SIGNED by Araki on the title page, “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 personal copy. So this is actually three times signed - case, print and book.

Shipping costs: International EMS (express mail service) delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $40.00 (USA), $46.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1875g.

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