NOBUYOSHI ARAKI MONOCHROME PARADISE
isbn 9784908251009 ADACHI
Idea Code 15642 $47.50
Nobuyoshi Araki constructs a darkly phantasmagorical realm of flowers, plastic dolls, toy animal figurines, and more in this series of 75 black-and-white photographs. Brimming with his recognisable motifs and erotic symbolism, the carefully arranged still-lifes are interspersed with portraits of people like Umezu Kazuo, Setouchi Jakucho, Lady Gaga, and Araki’s muse, Kaori. With bizarre tableaus that mix anthropomorphic imagery with themes like sex, aging, death, and primal appetites, Araki plunges us into the midst of a tangible dementia.
100 p, ills bw, 26 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English