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Tokyo Comedy

Tokyo Comedy
signed 'nobuyoshi ARAKI' (on the reverse)
gelatin silver print mounted on aluminium
image/flushmount: 38 x 47 1/8in. (96.5 x 119.6cm.)
Executed in 1997
Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist by the present owner circa 2010).
K. Rhomberg and H. Motoo (eds.), Tokyo Comedy: Nobuyoshi Araki, exh. cat., Kyoto 1997 (another version illustrated, pp. 53-54).
N. Araki (ed.), Araki by Araki: The Photographer's Personal Selection, New York 2003 (another version illustrated, pp. 356-357).
Y. Isshiki, A. Miki and T. Sato (eds.), Self, Life, Death, exh cat., London 2005 (another version illustrated, p. 650).
G. Celant (ed.), Nobuyoshi Araki: Tokyomania, exh. cat., Paris 2006 (another version illustrated, pp. 23-24 and 52).
N. Araki, Cologne 2007 (another version illustrated, p. 251).
J. Neutres (ed.), Nobuyoshi Araki: Rétrospective, exh. cat., Paris 2016, p. 293 (another version illustrated, p. 86).
N. Araki, D. Sylvain and F. Sylvain, Nobuyoshi Araki. Leçon de photo intégrale, Tokyo 2018, p. 145, no. 214 (another version illustrated, p. 144).
New York, Museum of Sex, The Incomplete Araki: Sex, Life, and Death in the Works of Nobuyoshi Araki, 2018 (another version exhibited).
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