There is no signs of retirement coming from this legend, Nobuyoshi Araki marks his 76th birthday with two consecutive exhibitions in Tokyo this month.
Nobuyoshi Araki continues to astound viewers with a plethora of beautiful and provocative images. In his 76 years of living, Araki is never stop creating controversial pieces yet mind-blowingly beautiful. Over the past decades, he has published around 500 books of photography, covering woman as one of the subject he obsessed with, in various states of nudity and sexuality, exploring the hidden eroticism and fetishism of Japanese society.
There is no signs or intention of retirement coming from this legend, in fact Araki is going to held two exhibition in Tokyo this month, in two different gallery with also two different theme. In conjunction of Araki’s birth month, Taka Ishii Gallery will be presenting the nine color works from the “Photo-Mad Old Man A 76th Birthday” series and 471 black and white works that selected from “Tombeau Tokyo” which Araki’s latest series that have never been published before. This will be the 23rd collaboration with Taka Ishii Gallery.
The second one will be held in IMA CONCEPT STORE, showcasing his influential work ‘Sentimental Journey.” Self published and limited to only 1000 copies, ‘Sentimental Journey’ was released back in 1971 and is now recognize worldwide as epoch-making masterpiece. 18 contact sheets, with total 653 cuts will be revealed for the first time. IMA will also sell an archive of Araki’s photography books, including rare and out of prints publications.
“Sentimental Journey – The Complete Contact Sheets” Exhibition
Dates: May 25 – July 9, 2016, 11:00 – 19:00 (closed on Sun, Mon, National holidays, temporary closed on May 27)
Location: IMA gallery (IMA CONCEPT STORE)
“Photo-Mad Old Man A 76th Birthday” Exhibition
Dates: May 25 – June 29, 2016
Location: Taka Ishii Gallery