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Namio Harukawa

Namio Harukawa (2nd Edition)

Namio Harukawa (2nd Edition)

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This is the first posthumous book by artist Namio Harukawa (May 1947 - April 24, 2020), dedicated to Harukawa’s archive of rarely published work.

Creating a visionary language through the medium of pencil drawings, Harukawa worked for 60 years under the alias, Namio Harukawa: formed from an anagram of “Naomi”, a reference to Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s novel, and actress Masumi Harukawa, using it until his death. 

Forniphilia and domination has fascinated and preoccupied Harukawa throughout his artistic practice. His artwork typically featured voluptuous women dominating and humiliating smaller men. His work has been exhibited internationally and received critical praise from Oniroku Dan to Madonna, and found new contemporary relevance on social networks, from feminists, to liberators.

The book also contains an essay by academic Pernilla Ellens, editor of Post Butt and The true meaning of S.M.H. and is designed by Sam Boxer, Art Director of Gut Magazine.

  • Published by Baron Books UK
  • 76 Pages
  • Hardback Book
  • 200 cm w x 250 cm h
  • Edition of 1000 copies 

This is the first posthumous book by artist Namio Harukawa (May 1947 - April 24, 2020), dedicated to Harukawa’s archive of rarely published work.

Creating a visionary language through the medium of pencil drawings, Harukawa worked for 60 years under the alias, Namio Harukawa: formed from an anagram of “Naomi”, a reference to Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s novel, and actress Masumi Harukawa, using it until his death. 

Forniphilia and domination has fascinated and preoccupied Harukawa throughout his artistic practice. His artwork typically featured voluptuous women dominating and humiliating smaller men. His work has been exhibited internationally and received critical praise from Oniroku Dan to Madonna, and found new contemporary relevance on social networks, from feminists, to liberators.

The book also contains an essay by academic Pernilla Ellens, editor of Post Butt and The true meaning of S.M.H. and is designed by Sam Boxer, Art Director of Gut Magazine.

  • Published by Baron Books UK
  • 76 Pages
  • Hardback Book
  • 200 cm w x 250 cm h
  • Edition of 1000 copies