Issei Sagawa 11 x 15 pastel painting and collage masterpiece artwork from 2008
This depicts the decapitation of Renée Hartvelt his victim. It also shows a smal Issei Sagawa Rotting corpse with an erection and his own body part eaten just like he ate Renée. Real Issei Sagawa masturbated obove his artwork as seamen is clearly seen and dryied.Also, a collage of himself with a asian women is seen in the background staring at the scene with his own pubic hair affixed.
This piece is disturbing and very powerfull. Sagawa in more recent interviews said clearly that he now prefers asian women. But clearly as a young adult Sagawa was very shy and small size compared to his school friends. He was very attracted to european women as he was studying in France and for the first time really had contact with them.
Issei Sagawa(佐川 一政Sagawa Issei, born April 26, 1949) also known as Pang, is a Japanese criminal who in 1981, while in Paris, murdered and cannibalizeda Dutch woman named Renée Hartevelt. After his release, he became a minor celebrity in Japan and made a living through the public's interest in his crime.
On June 11, 1981, Sagawa, then 32, invited his Sorbonne classmate Renée Hartevelt to dinner at his apartment under the pretext of translating poetry for a school assignment. He planned to kill and eat her, having selected her for her health and beauty; characteristics he believed he lacked. He describes himself as weak, ugly, and small (he is 1.52 m (5 ft) tall) and claims he wanted to absorb her energy. She was 25 years old and 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in). After she arrived, she began reading poetry at a desk with her back to him. He shot her in the neck with a rifle. Sagawa said he fainted after the shock of shooting her, but awoke with the realization that he had to carry out his plan. He raped her corpse but was unable to bite into her skin, so he left the apartment and purchased a butcher knife. For two days, Sagawa ate various parts of her body, saving other parts in his refrigerator. He then attempted to dump her body in a lake in theBois de Boulogne, but was seen in the act and arrested by French police. When he was caught, he was carrying two suitcases. Those suitcases contained the dismembered body parts of Renée Hartevelt.
Sagawa's wealthy father provided a lawyer for his defense, and after being held for two years without trial Sagawa was foundlegally insaneand unfit to stand trial by the French judge,Jean-Louis Bruguière, who ordered him held indefinitely in a mental institution. After a visit by the authorInuhiko Yomota, Sagawa's account of the murder was published in Japan under the titleIn the Fog. Sagawa's subsequent publicity and macabre celebrity likely contributed to the French authorities' decision to deport him to Japan, where he was immediately committed to Matsuzawa hospital. Examining psychologists there all declared him sane and found sexual perversion was his sole motivation for the murder. Because charges in France had been dropped, the French court documents were sealed and were not released to Japanese authorities; consequently Sagawa could not legally be detained in Japan. He checked himself out of the hospital on August 12, 1986, and remained free. Sagawa's continued freedom has been widely criticized.
Ed Gein the Ghoul of Wisconsin