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* Nobuyoshi ARAKI "Yami no Hana" 2008 Photobook SIGNED Association Copy + drawing

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Nobuyoshi ARAKI, photographer. "Yami no Hana: Araki’s Jewelry and Flower” - “Flower of Darkness." Japan: Artbeat Publishers, 2008, First Edition, HB, (no dj as issued), slipcase, 33 cm x 27 cm, 80 pp, color photos.

Condition: Book itself is Very Good, case has wear, obi is only partial. Spectacularly SIGNED by Araki “Yoshico Arakiss,” with a self-portrait caricature drawing. A unique association copy - "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 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 - $23.10. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $13.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $32.00 (USA), $37.00 (Europe). Shipping weight: approx. 1275g.

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