The Intricate Illustration and Erotica of Richard Müller (1874-1954)

Erotica // Monday, July 13, 2015
Richard Müller (1874-1954) was born in the Bohemian city of Tschirnitz as the son of a weaver. His artistic talent was evident early on. In 1888, at the age of only 14, he was animated by a porcelain painter to enter the famous School of the Royal Saxon Porcelain Manufactory in Meissen, where he was immediately accepted...

The Collage Work of Rocio Montoya

Erotica // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
We just came across the works of Madrid-based collage artist Rocio Montoya on Empty Kingdom, and we loved the mixture of fashion and a little old-school porn-ish vibe from the set. One series in particular, 1900, is especially interesting, as the artist cuts, re-arranges, and adds to old magazine spreads and intimate scenes. 

Yuji Moriguchi's Erotic Paintings: Manga + Ukiyo-e

Erotica // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Japanese artist Yuji Moriguchi's erotic painting style draws from Manga, tentacle erotica, and Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints emerging during the prosperous Edo period in Japan. The subject matter includes bestiality (often featuring sea animals or fantastical creatures). 

Nikolay Bakharev's Amateurs and Lovers

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Photographer Nikolay Bakharev was an orphan (his parents died when he was four) who worked as a mechanic until he developed his profession as a self-trained photographer. He grew up in East Russia near Mongolia, and still lives in Siberia. His work was featured in the "Ostalgia" exhibition in the summer of 2011 at the New Museum in New York which gathered art from Eastern European countries with a curious nostalgia for a painful past. As a critic in the Economist said: "All of this art is political, by the simple act of its creation."

Everything is Fucked: The Work of Paul Yore

Erotica // Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Australian artist Paul Yore is familiar with controversy. His work over the years has been met with intense discussions about censorship and artistic freedom. His art has been seized by police and he has had to defend himself against criminal charges. His work has been described as a "dystopian, fastidiously constructed world drenched in psychedelic color and engaging provactively with issues of gay politics, gender, environmental destructions and capitalist critique."

Classic Heavy Metal Magazine Covers

Erotica // Friday, July 03, 2015
The American version of Heavy Metal Magazine began in 1977 as a magazine for adult comics, a blend of dark fantasy, science fiction and erotica. Initially it displayed translations of graphic stories originally published in the French version, Métal Hurlant, and included work by Enki Bilal, Philippe Caza, Guido Crepax, Philippe Druillet, Jean-Claude Forest, Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Milo Manara. Work by international fine artists such as H. R. Giger and Esteban Maroto have been featured on the covers of various issues.

Summer according to Anne Constance Frenoy

Erotica // Thursday, July 02, 2015
We were looking through the great New Erotic Photography book by Prestel this morning, and came across the works of Anne Constance Frenoy. Seeing that it is summer, and that Frenoy has a series of works of nudes in summer, and that she is based in Paris where we just came back from, and that she seems to capture a little 1970's nostalgia, we wanted to share them today. 

Tina Lugo's Dark Illustrated Erotica

Erotica // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
We've posted before about Tina Lugo's illustrations—dark erotic scenes, influenced by her childhood immersion in cartoons, comics and videogames. Lugo lists as her biggest influence the Ero Guru Nansensu art movement of Japan—a name comprised of fractions of the english words erotic, grotesque, and nonsense. 

Leah Emery Cross Stitches Hardcore Imagery

Erotica // Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Brisbane-based Leah Emery was working for a video game developer when some explicitly pornographic spam kept skipping past her email filters. She was drawn to it, but wasn't sure how she wanted to incorporate it into her art until she decided to start experimenting with cross stitching, a medium unfamiliar to her at the time.

The Camera Club by Chris Verene (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, June 23, 2015
This is one of our favorite series we have come across in quite some time, and Chris Verene is a great photographer that we just learned about recently. It's a creepy series, following groups of men who somehow lure young women into modeling nude by placing ads in the classified sections pretending to be fashion photographers. It's seedy beyond belief, but incredibly investigated by Verene. 

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