Stunning catalog of avant-garde erotic art from Japan's Vanilla Gallery!
"Japan's Vanilla Gallery, founded in 2003 is considered 'vanguard.' We represent artists who belong to the unorthodox realm of erotic and fetishist art. Located in Tokyo's Ginza district, where galleries are generally quite conservative and only slightly innovative, Vanilla brilliantly distinguishes itself from all others. We have always focused our attentions upon what is currently referred to as 'alternative' art —the kind of work labelled 'against culture' in the sixties. The exhibition of these works often has a destabilizing effect on the public, jostling the sensitivity of visitors....
This is the second time that we have exhibited this kind of work to France, Europe and in the world!"
—Naito Tatsumi, director of Tokyo Vanilla Gallery
On the occasion of the Japan Erotica 2014 Exhibition, Vanilla Gallery has published a lavish catalog of 70 pages, full color, with the biographies of all the exhibiting artists and pictures of their works.
32 exceptional artists, rarely seen outside of Japan, are featured in this volume showcasing works from the 2014 exhibition at the Museum of Eroticism: Keiryu Asakura - Arai Ryo - Inagaki Seiji - Oki Shoji - Kasama Shiro - Kaneoya Sachiko - Kyodo Miyabi - Kuroda Misato - Komiyama Houbou - Koyama Tetsuo - Samura Hiroaki - Yamashita Shohei - Shinjyuko - Sugawa Makiko - Sorayama Hajime - Taga Shin - Saeborg - Tagame Gengorou - Tama - Tokoro Shinichi - Nakata Masashi - Noguchi Yuriko - Hayashi Yoshifumi - Harukawa Namio - Pinkara Taiso - Hizikata Haruna - Mori Kaoru - Fukuyama Fukio - Maeda Jyuan - Mizumoto Masaya - Miyanishi Keizo - Muroi Asaji