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Nobuyoshi Araki

Sexual Desire portfolio, circa 2000

The complete set of fifteen offset prints in colors on watercolor paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
Edition 27/30
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
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Heritage Auctions
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Each is signed and numbered in pencil on the reverse
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Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Nobuyoshi Araki
Japanese, b. 1940
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Nobuyoshi Araki is a prolific photographer who has produced thousands of photographs over the course of his career. He became famous for “Un Voyage Sentimental” (1971), a series of photos depicting both banal and deeply intimate scenes of his wife during their honeymoon. A number of his works feature young women in sexualized situations: “Kinbaku”, a series from 1979, features 101 photographs of women in rope bondage. He typically works in black-and-white photography, and his hallmark style is deliberately casual. “Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them,” he says. More recently, Araki has been working on a series titled “Faces of Japan” (2009-) in which the artist photographs 500 to 1,000 people in each of Japan’s prefectures.

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About the work
Provenance
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Heritage Auctions
Signature
Each is signed and numbered in pencil on the reverse
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Nobuyoshi Araki
Japanese, b. 1940
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Nobuyoshi Araki is a prolific photographer who has produced thousands of photographs over the course of his career. He became famous for “Un Voyage Sentimental” (1971), a series of photos depicting both banal and deeply intimate scenes of his wife during their honeymoon. A number of his works feature young women in sexualized situations: “Kinbaku”, a series from 1979, features 101 photographs of women in rope bondage. He typically works in black-and-white photography, and his hallmark style is deliberately casual. “Rather than shooting something that looks like a professional photograph, I want my work to feel intimate, like someone in the subject’s inner circle shot them,” he says. More recently, Araki has been working on a series titled “Faces of Japan” (2009-) in which the artist photographs 500 to 1,000 people in each of Japan’s prefectures.

Nobuyoshi Araki

Sexual Desire portfolio, circa 2000

The complete set of fifteen offset prints in colors on watercolor paper
9 × 12 in
22.9 × 30.5 cm
Edition 27/30
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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