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Nobuyoshi Araki (Japanese, b.1940)
LOT ID: 77894
Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids), ie. circa 2000

Polaroid
4.25 х 3.5 in. (10.8 x 8.89 cm.)
Signed, verso of 1st and 2nd Polaroid; signed recto of 3rd Polaroid. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity of TiG
Lot description
Set of 3 Polaroid images from 1999-2003. Each image measures 4.25 x 3.5 inches.

As one of Japan’s greatest and most controversial photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940, Tokyo, Japan) combines contemporary influences with traditional inspirations such as Shunga, the erotic art of the Edo period (1603 – 1867). The glossy imagery of contemporary culture has an enormous impact on much of his work, as Araki’s unabashedly confronts taboo subjects such as sex, nudity and death. Subjects vary widely from poetic and picturesque scenes of old Tokyo, erotic photographs of kimono-clad women bound in rope, and sensual close-ups of exotic flowers. As one of the most prolific artist’s in Japan, Araki has published over 350 books of photography, photographed musicians such as Bjork and Lady Gaga, and has contributed to the Sunrise anime series Brain Powered. Araki’s photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the world with shows at Museum Moderner Kunst (Vienna, Austria), Barbican Art Gallery (London, UK), Hara Museum of Contemporary Art (Tokyo, JP), and PRISM (Los Angeles, CA), among others.

Select Public Collections:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Goetz Collection (Munich, Germany)
Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)
Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Pola eros (Set of 3 Polaroids) by Nobuyoshi Araki
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