Blue Period/Last Summer: Arakinema | Nobuyoshi Araki | Dashwood books/Session press 2017
Oblong small 4to, softcover with slipcase.
From publisher's statement:
"In 1986 at Cinema Rise in Tokyo, Araki staged a live performance entitled “Tokyo Monogatari” (Tokyo Story). Using two projectors, Araki and his assistants, Nobuhiko Ansai and Shiro Tamiya, selected and sequenced slides to create a succession of overlapping images fading into one another, accompanied by a musical soundtrack. “Tokyo Monogatari” became the first in a series of live performances entitled Arakinema, which he staged until the mid-2000s in museums and art institutions around the world. “Blue Period” and “Last Summer” are made up primarily of nudes and portraits alternating with street scenes and images of flowers. The majority of the work is derived from “Shashin Jidai”, the important underground subculture magazine of the 1980s in Japan."
Two series by Nobuyoshi Araki in one book. Both based on Araki experimental films made in the '80, the first one, Blue Period, is related to the past, symbolized by a subtraction of color to images. The second one, Last summer, is related to the future, symbolized by an addition of color to images.
Japanese cover (reclining girl) out of stock, two copies of USA version available.