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Akira Suzuki - Les Fleurs du Mal - Réhabilitation par mon sexe (悪の華●わが性からの復権 )

Hardcover with title stamped in gilt in a black board slipcase with gilt stamping. Text in japanese with poem in french by Charles Baudelaire. 

Amazing and mysterious japanese photo book from the late 1960's Japanese underground, a lysergic pictorial inspired by Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal. It features a cast of female characters, predominantly nude, in warped, theatrical poses, deployed in collaged images with graphic embellishments.

The work also featured in cult 1968 Japanese horror film Blind Beast, directed by Yasuzo Masumura (PlacArt Photo)


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