Currently on view at Rat Hole Gallery in Tokyo, Japan is a solo exhibition of new work by Nobuyoshi Araki. Entitled “Someone’s Wife” (Japanese title: “Hitozuma no Shashin”) the exhibition features over 700 black and white photographs, the exhibition will focus on Araki’s “Hitozuma Eros” series, which the artist has continued for the past 15 years.
Known as one of his lifeworks, Araki’s series nude photographs of wives “Hitozuma Eros” originated in 1998 as a regular column for “Shukan Taishu” magazine published by Futabasha. Forming a series that still continues today, these photographs feature hundreds of wives who have sent in applications to be photographed by Araki over the past 15 years. While the works from this series that have been published in the magazine and in photo books up to date are in color, this exhibition will feature date-inscribed black and white photographs taken by Araki that have never been shown before. It also marks the first time for Araki to focus solely on exhibiting work from his “Hitozuma Ero” series.
“Someone’s Wife” will be on view through January 19th, 2013.
For more information on “Someone’s Wife” visit Rat Hole Gallery in Tokyo, Japan.