SIGNED BY ARAKI
"Araki is a superstar in
Japan. You realize this if you chart his wake through the streets of
Shinjuku--young girls screeching, yakuza gangsters pointing, salary men
stopping dead in their tracks. No photographer in the West has this kind
of public visibility. The people of Tokyo love Araki--he's one of their
own, a homeboy, and he loves them back: his work has been one long poem
to his city of birth and of choice." -Nan Goldin
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY
ARAKI. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of Araki's photographs.
Tokyo: Asahi Sonorama, 1976. Small quarto, photo-pictorial wrappers. A
fine copy. $950.