15 May 2008
ARAKI NOBUYOSHI (b.1940)
Self-Portrait from 'Shikikei' [Colorscapes], 1991
signed in ink on verso
16½ x 13 1/8in. (42 x 33.6cm.)
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déjà-vu, April 1991, front cover & within; Araki, Shikikei, Magazine House, 1991, p.46.
Araki photographs himself holding a framed portrait of his recently deceased wife Yoko, which was displayed at her funeral.
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Since death is after all monochrome, I felt that I was making an offering of flowers in 'Colorscapes'.
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