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Kinbaku-bi, anyone?

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Nobuyoshi Araki. Bondage. Art Edition 'Untitled 1992'

Edition of 50 + 10 APs
US$ 4,000
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
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.
  • “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