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Shukei 終景 (End of Scenery)

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  • Museum number

    2007,3007.19

  • Title (object)

    • Shukei 終景 (End of Scenery)
  • Description

    Photobook. One volume. First edition. One of a limited edition of 1000 copies. Signed copy.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1995
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Curator's comments

    The 'End of Scenery' is one of Araki's most pessimistic books. Chiefly a group of decomposed images the atmosphere is reminiscent of Kawada Kikuji's Map. Araki used a special high-temperature developing technique that caused the emulsion to dissolve, what is common to them is a sense of violence due to the act of disfiguration to the point where the images are difficult to read. Upon closer inspection one finds that amongst the portraits and street-scenes there are a number of obscene images. Araki described these scenes his own 'emotional Landscapes'. The is a smell of atomic war hanging over the book which was published on August 15th 1995 to coincide with end-of-war memorial day. No copy in OCLC. (Titus Boeder, 4/07)

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  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2007

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2007,3007.19

  • Additional IDs

    • PB.19 (Photobook number)

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