Posted in Belletristica, Erotica, Exhibitions / Openings / Signings, Eyecandy, Performance Art, Photography by Suzanne on June 22nd, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia
Yukio Mishima as Saint Sebastian by Eikoh Hosoe - click to enlarge
Yes, I know I abuse every Eikoh Hosoe exhibition announcement to indulge in Mishima erotica when the rest of his oeuvre is absolutely breathtaking, but deep deep down, you all want to see Mishima's perfectly toned oily near-naked body (... and ANYWAYS, I even threw in a Kazuo Ohno to be fair!)
Kazuo Ohno by Eikoh Hosoe - click to enlarge
People who are close to me know of my obsession with St Sebastians in art, and I actually have to admit that I now completely forgot what I wanted to write about here but OH BOY!
Exhibition details are below and let's here it from the man himself:
"The world to which I was abducted under the spell of [Hosoe’s] lens was abnormal, warped, sarcastic, grotesque, savage, and promiscuous…It was, in a sense, the reverse of the world we live in, where our worship of social appearances and our concern for public morality and hygiene create foul filthy sewers winding beneath the surface. Unlike ours, the world to which I was escorted was a weird, repellent city—naked, comic, wretched, cruel, and overdecorative—yet in its underground channels there flowed, inexhaustibly, a pellucid stream of unsullied feeling."
Mishima's preface to Eikoh Hosoe's Ordeal by Roses
From Ordeal by Roses by Eikoh Hosoe, gelatin silver print, 1963/1976 - click to enlarge
On show: Jun 7 - Jul 16, 2011
Gallery hours: Wed - Sat: 3 - 7 PM, and by appointment
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