Ordeal By Roses #29. Eikoh Hosoe, b.1933 Japanese.
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Ordeal By Roses #29

c1961. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, annotated in ink and pencil in various hands with photographer’s stamps in English and Japanese verso, 29.1 x 22.4cm. Handling crinkles overall, slight creases and minor wear to edge of image.

Provenance: The Photographers Gallery, Melbourne. Annotations include “Exhibition – Ordeal by Roses by Japanese photographer [Eikoh Hosoe]” and “This exhibition is a lyrical testament of the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima [1925-1970]. His elaborate and erotic psyche is captured by the master Japanese photographer.” This image is from the 1961 series with the Japanese title, Barakei. Ref: The Guardian (UK), 3.11.2016.

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Item #CL191-105

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