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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 77

    ARAKI NOBUYOSHI (b.1940)

    Self-Portrait from 'Shikikei' [Colorscapes], 1991

    Price Realised  

    ARAKI NOBUYOSHI (b.1940)
    Self-Portrait from 'Shikikei' [Colorscapes], 1991
    dye-bleach print
    signed in ink on verso
    16½ x 13 1/8in. (42 x 33.6cm.)


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    Araki photographs himself holding a framed portrait of his recently deceased wife Yoko, which was displayed at her funeral.

    The photographer is no longer printing this image for the retail market.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    JAPANESE PHOTOGRAPHY SINCE 1960

    Since death is after all monochrome, I felt that I was making an offering of flowers in 'Colorscapes'.

    ARAKI NOBUYOSHI, 1991


    Literature

    déjà-vu, April 1991, front cover & within; Araki, Shikikei, Magazine House, 1991, p.46.