SPELLBOUND BY ARAKI - 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONNOBUYOSHI ARAKI Book Number: 88650 Product format: Hardback
Selected by the artist himself to celebrate Taschen's 40th anniversary compact and well priced editions, here are his Tokyo street scenes, faces and foods, colourful, sensual flowers, female genitalia and the Japanese art of kinbaku or bondage. A young geisha sucks on a phallic shaped slice of watermelon on the front cover. Semi naked girls lie seemingly tossed aside in the street. Two naked women hang suspended from the ceiling, tied in ropes. Sexual desire oozes from the street scenes, many in black and white of ordinary people and their desires, including mixed orgies and a golden shower in a crazy party scene, beautiful women close up seemingly in the throes of orgasm, lovers outside, full frontal nudity from young models, to shabby tabbies and street cats, older Japanese gentlemen, one in bondage, a nipple in a suction tube, a bound woman in a bath, marks on naked flesh. Araki seems to come close to his female subjects through his photography and has attained cult status in his native Japan. New from Taschen on 512 page thick quality pages with wraparound sleeve to protect page edges. 15.6 x 21.7cm. Adults only.
Bibliophile price: £20.00
ARAKI TOKYO LUCKY HOLE
Bibliophile price: £16.00