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Nobuyoshi Araki (Japanese, b.1940)
LOT ID: 91307
Untitled (Lizard and Orchid), ie. circa 1990

Silver Print, Gelatin silver print, black and white photograph
15.86 х 12.67 in. (40.28 x 32.18 cm.)
Signed, in black in marker on reverse by the artist. The artist does not edition his works.
Lot description
"Untitled (Lizard and Orchid)" (c. 1990) is a stunning gelatin silver print by Japanese Contemporary photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. Image dimensions: 15.86 x 12.67 inches (40.3 x 32.2 cm). Unframed, in excellent condition, bordered by an archival white matte. This visually arresting image of a dead lizard contrasted with an orchid in full bloom unflinchingly explores sexuality and the transience of life. Araki's two most prevalent motifs from nature are the protagonists here--lizards and flowers. This photograph was acquired directly from the artist at Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark in 2008 by present Private Collector, Europe.
Untitled (Lizard and Orchid) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Lizard and Orchid) by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Untitled (Lizard and Orchid) by Nobuyoshi Araki
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