Tombeau Tokyo: Nobuyoshi Araki x Guimet Museum

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Nobuyoshi Araki, "Tombeau Tokyo", 2016, gelatin silver print © Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery
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Nobuyoshi Araki, "Tombeau Tokyo", 2016, gelatin silver print © Nobuyoshi Araki / Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery

Life, death, love, porn and cats – it all blends together in the work of Nobuyoshi Araki, one of Japan's greatest living photographers. Fresh off a remarkable retrospective exhibition at the Guimet Museum of Asian Art in Paris, the 76-year-old now heads to Chanel Nexus Hall to show off a combination of pieces from the Guimet show, takeouts from new series 'Tombeau Tokyo', a few brand-new shots and select Araki favourites from the early days of Japanese photography. Reflecting on his dramatic life and 50-year career, the Tokyo native proclaims: 'I already have one foot in the grave. I'm endeavouring to explore what kind of photos I'll take on the other side.' Having conquered prostate cancer – a battle he also documented photographically – in 2009, Araki has demonstrated that there's still plenty of life left in him. Don't miss out on what's set to be one of the controversial luminary's most significant Tokyo shows in a while.

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