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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Shiki-in" 2005 Photobook SIGNED Association Copy + drawing

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Shiki-In” - “Color Lust." Toshiharu ITO, text. Japan: AaT Room, 2005, First Edition, HB, dj, 37 cm x 23 cm, 128 pp, 60 double-page color-painted b/w photos, text in Japanese & English, Limited Edition of 1000 Copies.

Condition: Very Good. SIGNED “Arakiss” by Araki on the title page with an original spectacular drawing. A unique association copy. Araki’s drawing is Araki’s literal depiction of a “Flower-wheel” which is the meaning of the name of Araki’s favorite Shinjuku bar hangout - “Hana-guruma” - that he has frequented most evenings for years. Unfortunately for Araki, the bar is recently closed. With a quick search you can find videos of him drinking and socializing with his girlfriend Kaori and friends. “Yoshiko” and “Kyoko” were the two proprietresses of the bar, easily recognizable from a number of Araki's photos, usually singing karaoke. This was their copy, possibly at the bar along with the many Araki photos and books that decorated the establishment.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $25.35. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $16.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $36.00 (USA), $41.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1550g.

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