Sadao Hasegawa LINGA
2000.12.1 - 12.20
Aside from a few, intermittent appearances in gay magazines, Sadao Hasegawa's monograph “PARADISE
VISION” (1996 Kochi Studio) has been his only introduction in Japan. Gaining much
attention overseas, with publications in the UK and numerous contributions to magazines in the US and
Europe, Hasegawa's works have not been done justice here in his home country. With great influences from
Edo-Period Shungas (erotic art), his obsession and display of beauty in the male body and sex combined with
Asian motifs result in a truly concentrated representation of eroticism.
||Born in Tokai
area of Japan in the 1950's. Travels to India during his
20's. Starts to take up drawing on his own.
Hasegawa's Alchemism-Meditation for 1973 in Tokyo, Japan. Presents oil painting, collages, drawings and sculptures.
SADAO HASEGAWA from G.M.P Co. England. Refuses numerous
offers to exhibit overseas, not wanting to distribute his works abroad.
Starts to wander around Indonesia and Thailand.
Paradise Vision published from Kochi Studio.
|| Dies in
Exhibition LINGA at Gallery Naruyama, due to the request of the family
of Sadao, whom found a will written by Sadao before