Nobuyoshi Araki: Erotos. Photographs by Nobuyoshi Araki. Essay, 'Intoxicant', by Toshiharu Ito (Japanese and English). Libro Port Publishing, 1993. Unpaged. Quarto. Hardbound in dust matching dust jacket with original obi (belly band). Numerous black-and-white reproductions. |
Essential Araki!! Reproduced in gorgeous duotone full-page bleeds, Araki's arrestingly primal close-ups capture what critics of the early 90s were fond of calling 'the abject'. These images of body-parts and other corpuscular, squishy stuff--fruit, flowers, etc...manage to push buttons located deep in our erotic subconscious.
Very Fine/Very Fine.