Monstrous paradise #187
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Edition of 1 Image size: 55 x 68 cm Frame: 105 x 113 cm
Framed with UV-protected glass (museum glass)
The title "Monstrous Paradise" and the images arranged and created by him refer to how Araki sees and experiences life in Tokyo.This work is published by the European Cultural Centre in 2018 as Special Edition Book, PSAP #11 titled: "Monstrous Paradise". The title was printed in Japanese on the cover. This photo has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2019 by the European Cultural Centre.For the "Monstrous Paradise" series, Araki took a total of 200 different photographs, of which 122 have been published in the Special Edition book.
Araki has published over 500 books. He is known primarily for his photography, whichrevolves around female eroticism and his fascination with Tokyo, Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis. Notorious for pictures that are both spectacularly compelling and shockingly obscene, Araki – who has created over 450 books in his lifetime – has an unearthly ability to make anything and everything appear erotic. His controversial body of work featuring provocative depictions of female eroticism, bondage, and fetishism, has seen his oeuvre described as both erotic and pornographic and has provoked conflict with authorities in Japan and controversy in the West.