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Nobuyoshi Araki, Yakusa, 1994. photo courtesy Philips de Pury & Company

Gelatin silver print. 32.4 x 40.6 cm (12 3/4 x 16 in).  Signed in pencil on the verso. Estimate £5,000-7,000. Sold at £20,000

PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist.

LITERATURE  Araki by Araki: The photographer’s personal selection 1963–2002, Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2003, p. 356; Araki: Self, Life, Death, Phaidon: London, 2005, p. 650

Philips de Pury & Company. Sex. 19 March 2010. London www.phillipsdepury.com