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Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Tokyo Lucky Hole" 1997 Photobook Taschen 1st SIGNED + Drawing


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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Tokyo Lucky Hole." Taschen, 1997, First Edition thus, PB, 20 x 14 cm, ca. 700 pp, b/w photos.

"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 the original First Japanese Edition cover is prominently pictured on the dust jacket.

This Taschen uncensored reprint jump started Araki's fame in the West.

Condition: Very Good, binding is pliable, a bit of wear around the edges. SIGNED by Araki with his well-known face caricature drawing opposite the title page.

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 - $17.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $36.00 (USA), $41.50 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1650g.