Gengoroh Tagame “Works on Paper”

Martos Gallery

poster for Gengoroh Tagame “Works on Paper”

This event has ended.

Bondage, sadomasochism, torture, humiliation: a realm of hard-core skirting the darkest corners of sexually charged desire. It all comes to life in the unmatched comics and artwork of Gengoroh Tagame.

This exhibition presents 20 original drawings by the artist from the last decade of his work. Here are traditional Japanese ink and brush stand-along drawings, along with ink-on-board pages from his comics, including the stories “Country Doctor”, “Exorcism”, and “Arena”. All of this work is being exhibited in the United States for the first time.

Tagame is known the world throughout as the Tom of Finland of Japan. In Japan his visionary work in BDSM-oriented hard-core comics is not simply admired by a pre-determined audience but has paved the way for most all of today’s Japanese gay manga artists. As a figurehead, the impact Tagame’s prolific career has had on local gay media and culture cannot be overstated.

Gengoroh Tagame: Works on Paper is presented in conjunction with the new book from PictureBox, “The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame: Master of Gay Erotic Manga”.



from May 30, 2013 to June 15, 2013

Opening Reception on 2013-05-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Gengoroh Tagame

  • Facebook


    All content on this site is © their respective owner(s).
    New York Art Beat (2008) - About - Contact - Privacy - Terms of Use