Nobuyoshi Araki, ‘Sunrise (From Kukei Series)’, 1997, Waddington's
Nobuyoshi Araki, ‘Sunrise (From Kukei Series)’, 1997, Waddington's

Sheet 12" x 17.5" — 30.5 x 44.5 cm.; 7.75" x 5.25" — 19.7 x 13.3 cm.

Signature: signed in black ink verso

Prominent Gallery, Europe

About Nobuyoshi Araki

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.

Japanese, b. 1940, Tokyo, Japan