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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Tokyo Lucky Hole" 1990 Photobook


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Tokyo Lucky Hole: 1983-1985 Shinjuku Kabuki-cho District." Tokyo: Ota Shuppan, 1990, Second Printing, PB, dj, 21 x 13 cm, 272 pp, b/w reproductions.

"One of Araki's best-known and most controversial books... As usual, Araki's view is that of the voracious photographer who cannot stop clicking, even when participating in the 'action' himself... Even more than in his other books, he is gleefully unrestrained, the perpetual tumescent adolescent, a kid in a candy store."--Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. 1, pp 306-7.

"A record of the red-light district of Kabuki-cho in Shinjuku when it was at its most lively, before the enforcement of a new law regulating adult entertainment businesses in 1985."--Kotaro Iizawa, Araki: Self, Life, Death.

Certainly one of Araki's most important photobooks, referenced in Parr and Badger where it is also prominently pictured on the dust jacket.

Condition: Excellent, with obi. Spine is firm and 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 - $17.00. Shipping weight: approx. 575g.