Tokyo Cube 6

Signature: Stamp 'Jay Jopling, London', Label Copy Sticker on verso

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography, Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang
2016
Araki, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris
2014
ARAKI Ojo Shashu – Photography for the Afterlife: Alluring Hell, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Araki, Hamiltons Gallery, London
2016
2015
Nobuyoshi Araki - Alluring Hell, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
Nobuyoshi Araki : ​Painted Photographs, MARUANI MERCIER GALLERY, Knokke
2014
NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - Megumi Kagurazaka & August, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
ARAKI Ojo Shashu – Photography for the Afterlife: Alluring Hell, Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Desire, Gagosian Gallery, Miami
2016
Shikijo: eroticism in Japanese photography, Blindspot Gallery, Wong Chuk Hang
2016
Araki, Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet, Paris
2016
Nobuyoshi Araki / Hiroshi Sugimoto, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
2015
PIPE DREAM, Galerie Andrea Caratsch
2015
Up Close: Erotic Japanese Photography, Hong Kong Contemporary Art
2015
TASCHEN Collector's Editions, TASCHEN, Los Angeles
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