Ordeal by Roses # 29

Eikoh Hosoe :: Ordeal by Roses # 29, 1962. | src MK&G ~ Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Hamburg)
Eikoh Hosoe :: Barakei (Killed by Roses) # 29, 1962 (printed 2006). | src Akron Art Museum
Hosoe’s best known series is Barakei, a wild yet poetic portrait of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. A celebrated intellectual, Mishima wanted to be seen as a “man of the body.” These prints are non-traditional, incorporating montage, multiple exposures, bleaching and other manipulation.