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GAY EROTIC ART IN JAPAN VOL. 2 EDITED BY TAGAME GENGOROH
Edited by TAGAME Gengoroh, who has contributed a general introduction as well as individual artist descriptions, Gay Erotic Art in Japan Vol 2 explores the work of HASEGAWA Sadao, HAYASHI Gekko, KIMURA Ben, and others. From hard images of pain and pleasure to the softer touch of teen beauty, this volume showcases the diversity of Japanese gay erotic images in the 1970s, 1980s, and beyond.
Stuart Sandford was born in Sheffield, England but has lived and worked in the USA for the last 10 years. He has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums internationally, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Centre de la Photographie, Genève. His work has been featured in numerous publications and it appears in many private collections around the world including the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.
GENGOROH TAGAME was born in 1964 and lives in Tokyo. After graduating from Tama University of Art, Tagame worked as an art director while writing manga and prose fiction, contributing illustrations for various magazines. In 1994 he cofounded the epochal G-Men Magazine and by 1996 he was working full-time as an openly gay artist. He is the author of dozens of graphic novels and stories which have been translated into English, French, Italian, and Korean. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries across Europe and America. My Brother’s Husband marks his first all-ages title, and earned him the Japan Media Arts Award for Outstanding Work of Manga from the Agency of Cultural Affairs. In 2018 it received the Eisner Award for Best U.S. Edition on International Material—Asia.