Nobuyoshi Araki - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Throughout his career, Nobuyoshi Araki has approached photography as a visual diary in which to document all facets of his experience.  In the large-format diptych offered here, he brings together two distinct yet interwoven bodies of work: Tokyo cityscapes and portraits of nude women. By showing them side by side, Araki highlights the distinctions between public and private realms and the tension that arises when those boundaries are blurred.

    • Provenance

      Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo
      Christie's, New York, 17 November 2000, lot 561


Photo Novel and Blind Love (Shunsetsu-sho)

Gelatin silver print diptych.
Each 51 1/2 x 38 1/2 in. (130.8 x 97.8 cm)
Overall 61 3/4 x 106 in. (156.8 x 269.2 cm)

Each signed in pencil on the reverse of the back mat.

Full Cataloguing

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,700

Contact Specialist

Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs


Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 11 October 2023