Auction Announcement on July 14, 2016 at 4:10pm:
The correct starting price is 8,500 €, the correct estimate is 17,000 €.
The print is in very good condition with only minimal traces of wear. The sheet-sized image measures 121.5 x 91 cm.
Nobuyoshi Araki (b. 1940)
Nobuyoshi Araki was born in Tokyo and studied at the Chiba University (Japan), from 1959 to 1963. Araki has published more than 350 books so far. Central theme of his photographs is the nude female body. He portrayed famous figures like the Icelandic singer Björk and Lady Gaga. Works by Nobuyoshi Araki are held by the Jablonka Gallery Cologne, and can be found in important collections such as the Tate Gallery London, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Photo Museum Winterthur (Switzerland), the Goetz Collection (Munich), as well as of the Art Museum Wolfsburg. In 2008, the photographer was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art. (cbo)