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Nobuyoshi Araki (Japanese, b.1940)
LOT ID: 78197
Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs), ie. circa 2007

Polaroid, unique color polaroids
4.25 х 3.5 in. (10.8 x 8.89 cm.)
Signed, other, each in black marker front. All three photographs in this lot are accompanied by their own documentaion and/or certificate of authenticity as issued by the gallery where the work was last purchased.
Print/Casting Year ie. circa 2007
Edition Unique (1/1)
Lot description
This lot is for a set of 3 unique polaroid photographs by Contemporary Japanese artist Nobuyoshi Araki from 2007-2011, framed as a triptych. Each polaroid is in excellent condition, each is signed on the front in black marker, and each is accompanied by formal Documentation and/or Certificate of Authenticity, as issued by the galleries where purchased. The trio are professionally framed in a "Impossible Classic Magnetic Polaroid Frame" (see attached reference image). Details as framed from left to right:

Polariod 1: "Untitled (Wilting Flower)" (2007), 4.25 x 3.5 inches.
Provenance: Artcycle Gallery, NY. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, as issued the Gallery.

Polaroid 2: "Untitled (Portrait of a Woman)" (2011), 4.25 x 3.5 inches.
Provenance: Norton Galllery, Tokyo. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, as issued the Gallery.

Polaroid 3: "Untitled (Flower in Bloom)" (2007), 4.25 x 3.5 inches.
Provenance: Artcycle Gallery, NY. Accompanied by formal Certificate of Authenticity, as issued the Gallery.


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 Japanese women often bound in rope, to sensual close-ups of exotic flowers. 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: Select Public Collections:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Goetz Collection (Munich, Germany)
Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)

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Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Flower-Series of 3 Polaroid Photographs) by Nobuyoshi Araki
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