The David Hockney Issue. Noboyoshu Araki, Richard Hell, Alan Vega, Meryl Meisler, Swarovski Crystal Meth, Philip Hinge, Greta Bellamacina, Robert Montgomery, Christeene, Ryan McGinley, Bil Brown, Olwen Catherine Kelly, Julian Klincewicz, Ottessa Moshfegh & Richard Prince. Click here to preorder.
Nobuyoshi Araki is a Japanese photographer born in Tokyo in 1940. Araki started his career as a commercial photographer before turning to diary-like documentation which included subjects ranging from the mundanity of everyday life to Japan’s underground sex industry. Continuing his exploration of erotic subjects, Araki incorporated Kinbaku, the Japanese art of bondage with other traditional Japanese themes to create what is now his defining aesthetic. With over 350 books published, Araki is one of the most prolific artists living or dead. This Fall, Supreme has worked with Araki on a Hooded Sweatshirt, Long Sleeve T-Shirt, Short Sleeve T-Shirt and a Zine featuring original photography. Available in-store NY, LA, London, Paris and online November 3rd.
Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have tapped American independent filmmaker Gregg Araki, one of the leading lights of the New Queer Cinema movement, to write and direct an original short film featuring the brand’s fall collections for men and women. “Here Now” features a cast of young actors including “Glee” alum Jacob Artist, “Suburgatory” star Jane Levy, Grace Victoria Cox, Jake Weary and Canadian actor and singer Avan Jogia. The film also stars Nicole Laliberte, who appeared in Araki’s 2010 film “Kaboom.”
“I’m now seeing things from the side of death. I’m looking at the world from the other side of the sky. That’s why it’s mirrored.” – Nobuyoshi Araki. This spring, Araki started shooting 6×7 color positive film and black and white photographs with date inscriptions in a diaristic manner documenting daily events and his emotions regarding life and death. In the current series, Araki presents everyday scenes in mirrored images to express the sense that he now sees the world from the side of death, i.e. the other side of the mirror. In 2013, after experiencing the onset and removal of prostate cancer and the death of his beloved cat Chiro, Araki suffered from central retinal artery occlusion and lost sight in his right eye. Despite this loss, he has continued to produce photographs at a prolific pace, transforming his sadness and thoughts on death into fuel for shooting photographs. This series is his first foray into shooting images with his perspective from “the other side.” The exhibition will be on view until June 20, 2015 at Taka Ishii Gallery Photography / Film in Tokyo.
Japanese artist Kaori Ed wife and muse of photographer Araki is also a talented actress and illustrator. She has has teamed up with Yasmin Eslami with an illustration of cats embroidered on a her new line of lingerie.
right: Philippe Halsman, Story for life + lover, 1949 left: Bert Stern, Fashion for Prenton Vogue, 1970
Aristocratic, the online gallery of limited edition art photography, presents an exhibition entitled (Un) dressed - an exploration of the nude in photography from 900 until today. The exhibit is an exploration, not so much of the nude itself, but of the evolution of the nude - "women in their complexity" seen through the eyes of major Italian and international photographers in the last century such as Edward Weston, Helmut Newton, Karl Lagerfeld, Hideki Fujii, Nan Goldin, Araki and Maurizio Galimberti. The 25 works on display offer a fascinating journey through space and time to grasp how the image of the women have changed. The exhibition can be seen from May 5 to 18 at the Hettabretz, Palazzo Borromeo in Milan or online. www.aristocratic.com