A History of Pulp, PG-13 Erotica, and Illustration in One Auction

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
Well this is a lot of fun. A few years ago, you may remember Juxtapoz printing a cover story on Hard Case Crime, a book publisher bringing back the pulp vibes and a little salacious fun of times of past. Well, Heritage Auctions has a crazy auction of Illustrative Art that covers both the past and present in pulp art, naughty things, and just some classic illustrations. From Dink Siegel, Hilo Chen, and the 1980's vibes of Patrick Nagel, this auction is classic. 

The Lightness and Subtle Darkness of Can Dagarslani

Erotica // Thursday, April 23, 2015
There is so much to look at in the photos of Can Dagarslani. What appears to be subtle turns out to be almost mind-bending, and the simplicity makes way for such a great aesthetic and eye. Here is the rundown on Can: "Graduating in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art, Istanbul, Can Dagarslani aged 28, became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. It all began in 2003 when Dagarslani started working on landscape shoots of different places that would bring out each city’s architectural plan. When Dagarslani discovered analography, his digital camera was putted aside for an analog camera that triggered his passion for photography."

Perspective Nudes, Reflections and the Photography of Alva Bernadine (NSFW)

Erotica // Saturday, April 18, 2015
We are getting a kick out of the bizarro scenarios that photographer Alva Bernadine has compiled over his career. He does nudes, but he finds the most uncomfortable and teasing way to present models, sometimes in very confrontational ways, sometimes controversial, and sometimes very public ways. He proclaims "I AM A ONE MAN SUBCULTURE." One should own it. 

Adeline Mai: Weightlessness, Dirty Weekend & More

Erotica // Thursday, April 16, 2015
We have posted about the works of Adeline Mai before on the site, and love both her commericial and personal work. Today, we look at a few of her personal projects, mainly the "Weightlessness" series. Mai utilizes warm colors rather than the usual blues and greens that we are used to seeing water, and the results are beautiful. 

We Love Bombay

Erotica // Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Spanish recording artist, El Guincho makes music that evokes elements of Afrobeat, Dub, Tropicália and, Rock & Roll. His music video, for the track Bombay, is sexy, playful, fun, creative, and has been a favorite of our for a while. The video is heavily inspired by the 70s in all the right ways, yet remains current with it’s modern sensibility- Directed by Nicolás Méndez. Produced by CANADA.

Emi Anrakuji "1800 Millimètre" @ Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, NY

Erotica // Tuesday, April 14, 2015
1800 Millimètre features Emi Anrakuji’s five color and fifteen black-and-white prints in her usual intimate scale. The images feature Anrakuji’s bare body in a shadowy room with door, mirror, and a curtained window that imbues the natural setting with the artificiality of a stage set.  

Let's Get Dirty: The Works of Margot Fabre & Frederik Stender

Erotica // Monday, April 13, 2015
Margot Fabre and Frederik Stender did what friends and colleagues like to do: make fun, dirty, sexy, and did we mention dirty drawings together in collaboration. What's fun about these is that they are both loose and directed, mixing an almost classic illustration style with what appears to be a fun time for everyone.

The Full Beauty by Yossi Loloi

Erotica // Friday, April 10, 2015
Yossi Loloi is an internationally exhibiting and renowned photographer, famous for his provocative and interesting project "Full Beauty." And by Full Beauty we mean full-figured (okay, very full-figured) beauty queens and nude models that are not normally the subject of full nude photo shoots. 

Adult Movie Posters of the 60s and 70s

Erotica // Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Before home video brought pornography into living rooms in the 1980s, adult films were projected to audiences in theaters and even reviewed by Variety and The New York Times. Films were often made under threat of legal action and for every big-budge film, "there were smaller films made in motel rooms with ookers or women who hated it...Just because it's old doesn't mean it's classic. Here are a collection of posters from that era of adult film...

Collier Schorr's "8 Women"

Erotica // Monday, April 06, 2015
Collier Schorr's earliest works utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of authorship and desire. The works introduced a female gaze into the debate about female representation...
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