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Clth, 8 x 10.25 in. / 368 pgs / 97 color / 222 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 85   

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Berlin, Germany
C/O Berlin, 12/08/18–03/03/19

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Araki: Impossible Love

Vintage Photographs

Text by Felix Hoffmann.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Araki: Impossible Love.'

This book combines Araki’s early Tokyo series with a selection of his recent Polaroid collages and newly developed slide shows—all of them exploring the contradictions between anonymity and intimacy, the public and private sphere, reality and dream.
Araki is one of the most influential and widely discussed artists today, legendary for his radical and realistic treatment of nudity, sexuality and the body. Together with Nan Goldin, Larry Clark and Boris Mikhailov, Araki is considered one of the pioneers of intimate subjective photography.
Born in Tokyo in 1940, Nobuyoshi Araki worked in advertising after completing his studies in photography and film at Chiba University in Tokyo; he devoted himself exclusively to photography from the mid-1960s. Araki’s oeuvre spans erotic portraits of women, artificial still lifes, images of plants, documentary-style depictions of everyday life, and architectural photography, as well as diaristic photos of himself and his deceased wife, Yoko. He has published around 400 books, shown in many international exhibitions and his work is part of important collections worldwide. Araki lives and works in Tokyo.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Araki: Impossible Love.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

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Ashley Yu

The viewer remains the voyeur but this time, it is simply to witness a moment of privacy and it’s a privilege to bear witness to such a secret vulnerability.

AnOther

Arranged chronologically, the book maps Araki’s oeuvre as it unfolds, transforming his photo diary into a visual autobiography of a singular, subversive life in art.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 3/13/2019

Radical intimacy in 'Araki: Impossible Love'

Radical intimacy in 'Araki: Impossible Love'

Featured collage, from Nobuyoshi Araki's 1973 Tokyo series, is reproduced from Araki: Impossible Love, the powerful new release from Steidl. Published to accompany a recent show of mostly "vintage" photographs at C/O Berlin, this 368-page monograph highlights "what Araki has been confronting and engaging with for decades: radical intimacy in the interweaving of personal experiences with external social tensions," curator Felix Hoffmann writes. "The immediacy of his photos often comes in part from the exhibitionism of his surroundings as it catches his gaze. As collages, his photos continually reveal aspects of a dysfunctional society that is too often based on superficial values, and question the social responsibility and moral attitudes of its members. Araki's extreme proximity to and familiarity with the people and situations in his photographs makes them unique and revolutionary. In contrast to classic photojournalists, who only look into foreign worlds from the outside, Araki not only takes part in the lives of his subjects; he assumes an essential role in his pictures that is far from voyeuristic. The tension between the classic composition of Araki's photographs and his very particular choice of themes gives rise to a direct, intensive visual language that is as moving as it is unsettling." continue to blog


NOBUYOSHI ARAKI MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Nobuyoshi Araki: Polarnography

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: POLARNOGRAPHY

Edited by Filippo Maggia.

SKIRA

ISBN: 9788857234885
USD $100.00
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Pub Date: 4/23/2019
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Araki: Impossible Love

ARAKI: IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

Text by Felix Hoffmann.

STEIDL/C/O BERLIN

ISBN: 9783958295537
USD $65.00
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Pub Date: 3/19/2019
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Nobuyoshi Araki: The Banquet

NOBUYOSHI ARAKI: THE BANQUET

Text by Ivan Vartanian, Nobuyoshi Araki, Jeffrey Ladd.

ERRATA EDITIONS

ISBN: 9781935004295
USD $39.95
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Pub Date: 10/31/2012
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Araki: Love and Death

ARAKI: LOVE AND DEATH

Edited by Francesca Bernasconi, Fuyumi Namioka. Text by Marco Franciolli, Fuyumi Namioka, Guido Comis.

SILVANA EDITORALE

ISBN: 9788836617371
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Pub Date: 3/31/2011
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