Self, Life, Death.
ARAKI, Nobuyoshi & JEFFREY, Ian & WATKINS, Jonathan.
London: Phaidon, 2005.
Thick, small 4to. Hardbound in Japanese silk-covered boards. First edition, deluxe issue. One of 100 numbered copies signed by Araki. Included in a separate, silk-covered, folding chemise is an original silver gelatin print showing a bound, naked woman suspended in the air. The print measures approx. 15" x 18.5" and is signed by Araki on the verso. A wonderful and handsomely produced overview of Araki's career featuring 1200 photos, with texts by Ian Jeffrey, Akiko Miki, Yuko Tanaka, Jonathan Watkins, and Araki himself, printed on different sized, pre-dyed, various colored stock. As new in publisher's slipcase and original mailing carton.