NOBUYOSHI ARAKI – OH, NIPPON!
Publisher: Miki Shuppan, Tokyo
First edition, 1971
Cover : Softcover
Text in Japanese
Dimensions : 27 x 20,5 x 1,4 cm
Price: 1500 €
The exceedingly rare first commercially distributed work by Araki Nobuyoshi, beautifully executed using cut and paste and Xerox techniques. Araki constantly had problems with the censors and Oh Nippon! was no exception. In this book, Araki used playful ways to censor himself, for example; the pubic hair which is covered with dark marker pen. He also used collages, logos, different parts of his body and the layout of the book as well. Mikuo Nakamura developed a creative mise en page that split the rejected images into sections which could be easily reassembled by folding opposing pages together across multiple spreads. Text by Uchida Eiichi.
Beautiful and very well designed.
|Dimensions||20.5 × 1.4 × 27 cm|