Sadao Hasegawa: Male Erotica

Erotica // Monday, November 18, 2013
Sadao Hasegawa (1950 - 1999) was a prominent Japanese graphic artist specializing in male erotica. His work is notable for superb technical skills, elaborate fantastic settings (occasionally reminiscent of William Blake), and for incorporating Japanese, Indian, South-East Asian and African mythology. While focusing on depictions of muscular male physique, Hasegawa often turns to extreme sexual situations, bondage and SM themes, which, in the context of his stylized fantasy world, attain a nearly sacral intensity.

Sadao Hasegawa

Erotica // Monday, January 16, 2012
Sadao Hasegawa (b. 1945 - d. 1999) was a prominent Japanese graphic artist specializing in male erotica. Hasegawa's work, notable for superb technical skills, elaborate and fantastic settings, and incorporating Japanese, Indian, South-East Asian, and African mythology, often turns to extreme sexual situations, bondage, and S&M themes, which, in the context of his stylized fantasy world, attain a nearly sacral intensity.

Sadao Hasegawa's Eroticism

Erotica // Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Sadao Hasegawa was a prominent homoerotic artist, surviving in Bancock until 1999. Sadao was a universalist who used what suited him to present his unique vision of male sexuality. His erotica is Japanese in origin yet incorporates figures and symbolism derived from Indian or Thai mythology, detailed psychotropic invention and the kind of angular motifs common in much illustration and design of the 1980's.

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