Design Behind Desire

Erotica // Thursday, January 12, 2012
'Design Behind Desire' is a beautifully conceived book about wanting, longing, yearning, generating and fulfilling of a highly sexual and erotic nature and, as an entity within itself, becomes an object of desire as each sensuously laden page is turned. It both demonstrates and embodies desire by exploring the most beautiful objects of and for desire where integrity, beauty, sexuality and sensuality are at the heart of the creations.

Room 1612

Erotica // Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Café Glow does it again with an unsurpassably beautiful short film, "Room 1612." Shot in a tiny, chic hotel room on a grey and rainy afternoon in Manhattan, it features the breathtaking Yesenia, and once you fall into the depths of her eyes there's no turning back.

Viva's Grrrrls

Erotica // Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Photographer Viva Van Story transports us back to the by-gone days of gun molls and garters with her incredibly stunning collection of vintage-inspired erotic imagery. Favoring the subtlety and intrigue of sideways glances and spiraling trails of cigarette smoke, Van Story's agonizingly sexy pin ups harken back to an era where tease and suggestion reigned supreme.

Joshua Petker's Water Lilies

Erotica // Wednesday, January 11, 2012
An active graffiti writer from an early age, LA-based Joshua Petker painted street art through college. While pursuing a degree in History, his interest in the arts and Art History expanded beyond graffiti. After studying abroad in Italy during college, he became engrossed in figurative and abstract painting and committed himself to making art his career. He has exhibited in LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Paris, and the U.K.

Sarah Trouche

Erotica // Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Enjoy these visually striking and viscerally disturbing images from Parisian performance artist Sarah Trouche. Using a multi-disciplinary approach that incorporates performance, photography, and video, her site-specific socio-political work allows her to travel to the far corners of the globe, including China for this engaging series of photographs.

Victor Beuren

Erotica // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
We hope you enjoy this colorful and stimulating bit of illustrated eye-candy from Brazilian illustrator, art director, and graphic designer, Victor Beuren.

Fleeting Moments

Erotica // Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Franklin Obregon's erotic photography is excitingly raw and unpolished, capturing the chaos of youth and the razor's edge of every passing second. Untamed hair, decorative tattoos, and a sense of immortality characterize these photos, featuring rebellious and glowing young women in all their restless, naked glory.

Stella Im Hultberg

Erotica // Monday, January 09, 2012
Through delicate line work, smoldering expressions, and demure body language, the lithe beauties of Brooklyn-based painter Stella Im Hultberg's luminescent images embody both raw sexuality and gentle vulnerability, creating portraits that are as haunting as they are sensual.

Sex Machines

Erotica // Monday, January 09, 2012
Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews, a book by San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald published in 2005, unveils an astonishing American subculture and the homespun inventors and clients who propel it. This honest and compassionate exposé celebrates the spirit of American ingenuity and the bold approaches to an ever-changing sexual landscape.

Oh, Lucretia

Erotica // Monday, January 09, 2012
A tragic figure in the history of the Roman Republic, the suicide of Lucretia was a favorite subject of renaissance painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, who depicted the scene of her suicide numerous times throughout his life as a court painter. His delicate approach to the morbid tale resulted in exquisitely luminous images that are masterpieces of his era.

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