Nobuyoshi Araki was born in Tokyo, studied photography from 1959-1963 and in 1963 went to work at the advertising agency Dentsu, where in 1968 he met his future wife, the essayist Yōko Aoki.

Having published over 350 books by 2005, and still more every year, Araki is considered one of the most prolific artists alive or dead in Japan and around the world. Many of his photographs are erotic; some have been called pornographic.
Among his photography books are Sentimental Journey (1971), and Tokyo Lucky Hole (1990). Sentimental Journey “1972-1992” is a diary of life with his wife Yōko until she died of ovarian cancer in 1990. The first part of Sentimental Journey sees the couple embarking on married life – their honeymoon and having sex. Pictures taken during her last days were published in Winter Journey.
In 1981, Araki directed High School Girl Fake Diary, a Roman Porno film for Nikkatsu studio. The film proved to be a disappointment both to Araki’s fans, and to fans of the pink film genre.

The Icelandic musician Björk is an admirer of Araki’s work, and served as one of his models. At her request he photographed the cover and inner sleeve pages of her 1997 remix album, Telegram. More recently, he has photographed pop singer Lady Gaga for the book Vogue Hommes Japan.

Araki’s work is held in the following public collections Tate (London) and in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Be sure to visit also this artists own website. When you are searching for art and books view the feeds below, at Catawiki you can view an auction almost every week.

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Araki Nobuyoshi Polaroid 52_018 signed

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Nobuyoshi Araki Shikikei Vintage Photo Book OOP Rare (EXCELLENT+)

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NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - LA SHOUSETSU - 1ST ED. 1998 - w/OBI - HB - DUST JACKET- *HTF*

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NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - NO SHINSOH 1982 - SUPPLEMENT FOR MAGAZINE "TRUTH ABOUT RUMOR"

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NOBUYOSHI ARAKI - JYOU - SHA - PHOTO BOOK - w/OBI - BRAND NEW 1ST ED. 2002*

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NEW, NOBUYOSHI ARAKI TOKYO LUCKY HOLE PHOTO BOOK German/English/French edition

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NOBUYOSHI ARAKI Japanese Shashinshu Photo Book "Summer Retrographs" 1997 Shibari

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NOBUYOSHI ARAKI Nana Amagi Inko Art Photo Book Japanese Nana Nagai 1999/7

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Japanese Beauty Shashinshu Novel Photobook Shosetsu Shashin 1996 NOBUYOSHI ARAKI

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Japanese Shashinshu Photo Book ARAKI NOBUYOSHI WORKS 18 Kinbaku Shibari ARAKISM

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Japanese Shashinshu Photo Book Shosetsu Seoul To Rain 578pp 2001 Nobuyoshi Araki

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Araki Nobuyoshi PHOTO BOOK "KAKYOKU"

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Nobuyoshi Araki Hitozuma Eros x/ 21 Wife Japanese Art Photo Book Japan

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Japanese Shashinshu Glamour Art Photo Book Shino Ai-Kinbaku 2001 Nobuyoshi Araki

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Japanese Shashinshu Glamour Photo Book Kinbaku AI HAMAYA ARAKI NOBUYOSHI Shibari

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