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Ordeal by Roses
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Enmeshed in the postwar Japanese ferment, Eikoh Hosoe picked up a camera at 15 and became one of the foremost photographers of his time, producing searing, surreal, expressionistic images focused on the human body and the human being. “To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a ‘mirror’ or ‘window’ of self-expression,” he says. “The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” Together with Shomei Tomatsu and other contemporaries, he founded the VIVO agency (1959-61), propagating a new approach to photography. While others documented street life in Japan’s ravaged cities, Hosoe worked mainly in his studio, making raw images of the body, which aimed to penetrate beyond the skin to capture the heart and mind.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Shashin: are-bure-bokeMichael Hoppen Gallery
2017
NUDESGrob Gallery
2016
Simon Yotsuya + Eikoh Hosoe, Hajime Sawatari, Tenmei KanohAkio Nagasawa Gallery
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Ordeal by Roses #16, 1961-printed c1970

Gelatin silver print
15 3/5 × 21 3/10 in
39.6 × 54.1 cm
$20,000 - 30,000
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I
IBASHO
Antwerpen
Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in pencil on verso, certificate of authenticity signed by the artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Ordeal by Roses
Image rights
Eikoh Hosoe
Price ranges of medium-sized photographs by Eikoh Hosoe
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$11,900+
This work
$0
$12,250+

Enmeshed in the postwar Japanese ferment, Eikoh Hosoe picked up a camera at 15 and became one of the foremost photographers of his time, producing searing, surreal, expressionistic images focused on the human body and the human being. “To me photography can be simultaneously both a record and a ‘mirror’ or ‘window’ of self-expression,” he says. “The camera is generally assumed to be unable to depict that which is not visible to the eye. And yet the photographer who wields it well can depict what lies unseen in his memory.” Together with Shomei Tomatsu and other contemporaries, he founded the VIVO agency (1959-61), propagating a new approach to photography. While others documented street life in Japan’s ravaged cities, Hosoe worked mainly in his studio, making raw images of the body, which aimed to penetrate beyond the skin to capture the heart and mind.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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