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"Flower" (c. 1990) is a stunning color photograph of a super-close detail of a lush flower in bloom comes by Nobuyoshi Araki. This work is part of his iconic series "Sensual Flowers." Dimensions of photograph: 19 x 23 inches. Framed to larger dimensions. Excellent condition. Araki's approach to photographing flowers is similar to that of his female subjects: his foremost goal is to let emotion rather than thought inform the content of the work. This leads him to take photos that expose everything to the viewer, resulting in two seemingly diverse forms of subject matter are intertwined by this explicit attempt to generate a pictorial rawness and nakedness.

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Publication: Selected bibliography: Araki, Nobuyoshi. Araki gold / edited by Filippo Maggioa. Milano : Skira ; New York : Distributed in North America by Rizzoli International Publications, c2008. Araki, Nobuyoshi. Araki / introduction by Alain Jouffroy. London ; New York : Thames & Hudson, 2007. Araki, Nobuyoshi. Araki : Nobuyoshi Araki : self, life, death / edited by Akiki Miki, Yoshiko Isshiki, and Tomoko Sato. London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2005. Araki, Nobuyoshi. Araki mythology / Nobuyoshi Araki ; Nobuyoshi Araki and Japan, text by Jean-Christophe Ammann ; American hotel, postface Almine Rech. Paris : Images modernes, 2001. Araki, Nobuyoshi. Araki : Tokyo lucky hole. Köln ; New York : Taschen, c1997. Araki, Nobuyoshi. Nobuyoshi Araki : shikijyo : sexual desire / mit Texten von Jean-Christophe Ammann, Peter Weiermair, Mario Kramer. Kilchberg/Zurich, Switzerland : Edition Stemmle, c1996/1997 [i.e. 1996 or 1997]
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Provenance:
  • Present Collection, U.S.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 21 x 25 in. (53.34 x 63.5 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
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