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Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Theater of Love" 2011 Photobook Ltd Ed 1000


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Theater of Love." Japan: TIG, 2011, First Edition, PB, 13 cm x 18 cm, 122 pp, 121 b/w photos, Limited Edition of 1000 copies.

"I found a cabinet sized box labeled ‘Theater of Love’. I opened it to find about 150 prints. It’s from around ‘65. Back then I used to click away with my Olympus Pen F, making these patchy prints using thermal development on purpose; the woman, the era, and the place are all photographed there, it’s all expressed. So, I used to say ‘Theater of Love’ back then, eh. Well, anyway, it’s good, huh, they are good photos. This sort of thing isn’t going to happen on digital."--Nobuyoshi Araki

"Araki graduated from Chiba University Faculty of Engineering in 1963, and began working at Dentsu. As Araki himself notes, “My Dentsu era was my training era,” the nine years that Araki worked for the firm was a time spent experimenting with photography beyond the parameters of the company... This exhibition will feature approximately 100 of Araki’s unpublished cabinet size photographs, taken around 1965 during his Dentsu years. This is an opportunity to observe the origins of a photographer who celebrated his 70th birthday last year."--Taka Ishii

"Snapped only a couple of years after he graduated from a photography course at Chiba University’s Faculty of Engineering, the grainy monochrome textures of the postcard-size prints emphasize the nostalgia of a period that now seems poignantly far away. They also capture the warmth and intimacy of Araki’s all-embracing eye, which is just as likely to focus on a Buddhist statue or an odd-looking light fixture as a couple making love or a porn actress taking a break."--C. B. Liddell, Tokyo Times.

This book sold out at the gallery very quickly.

Condition: Excellent, binding is unbent.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $11.40. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $6.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $16.80 (USA), $20.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 575g.