Kinbaku-bi, anyone?

Art Edition B, No. 51–100
 
  • Limited to 50 copies, each numbered and signed by Nobuyoshi Araki
  • Three volumes, enticingly hand-bound in the Japanese tradition
  • Packaged in a wooden box
  • Featuring Araki’s selection of his favorite bondage photos from over his entire career
  • Coming with the color photograph Untitled, 1992

Meaning literally, "the beauty of tight binding", Kinbaku-bi, 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.

Also available in two other Art Editions.
Nobuyoshi Araki. Bondage, Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)

Nobuyoshi Araki. Bondage, Art Edition B

Digital C-print, 11.4 x 9.5 in., 3 vols. in wooden box, Japanese binding, 11.4 x 13 in., 600 pages
$ 4,000
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“There is no denying the photographs’ demonstration of Araki’s much–applauded mastery of composition‚ colour and tone: at times washed–out and delicate‚ at others bold and striking.”
— AnOther, London, United Kingdom
  • See also
Araki (Collector's Edition)
Araki
Hardcover in clamshell box, 13.6 x 19.7 in., 636 pages
$ 4,000
Nobuyoshi Araki. Bondage, Art Edition C (Collector's Edition)
Nobuyoshi Araki. Bondage, Art Edition C
Digital C-print, 9.5 x 11.4 in., 3 vols. in wooden box, Japanese binding, 11.4 x 13 in., 600 pages
$ 4,000