Nobuyoshi Araki – Collector’s Edition and Art Edition “Bondage”

Nobuyoshi Arak, Taschen Collector's Edition, 2012Kinbaku-bi “the beauty of tight binding”, the Japanese art of erotic bondage has long fascinated Nobuyoshi Araki, who has made it one of his most important subjects. He’s been called a genius and a poet, and also a misogynist, a pornographer, a monster, but Araki’s work transcends simplistic moralistic classifications; he has said of his work, “There is no conclusion. It's completely open. It doesn't go anywhere.” Whether literally or figuratively, his bound subjects are certainly immobilized, yet in the most tantalizing ways.

Taschen released a Nobuyoshi Araki Collector's Edition and 3 different Nobuyoshi Araki Art Editions.

The Nobuyoshi Araki Collector's Edition is limited to 845 copies,
Each numbered and signed by Nobuyoshi Araki.
It consists of three volumes, enticingly hand-bound in the Japanese tradition and packaged in a wooden box, featuring Araki’s selection of his favorite bondage photos from over his entire career.
Size: 33 x 29 cm,
Pages: 600
Price: € 1,000

Also 3 different Nobuyoshi Araki Art Editions are available.
Each Art Edition is limited to only 50 copies, each numbered and signed by Nobuyoshi Araki,
Art Edition A: Coming with the color photograph Untitled, 1990 (24 x 29 cm)  SOLD OUT
Art Edition B: Coming with the color photograph Untitled, 1992 (24 x 29 cm)  Price: € 3,000
Art Edition C: Coming with the color photograph Untitled, 1994 (24 x 29 cm)  SOLD OUT

You order the Nobuyoshi Araki Collector's Edition and the individual Art Editions at Taschen here

 

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