Popular Phallusy

Erotica // Thursday, September 22, 2011
The English artist and illustrator Aubrey Beardsley (b.1872 - d.1898) once quipped, "I have one aim -- the grotesque. If I am not grotesque I am nothing." Often compared to Japanese Shunga art, Beardsley's distinctive style of graceful lines and high contrast feature tall, elegant women and diminutive, odious men with grossly engorged genitals.

Sirens' Call

Erotica // Thursday, September 22, 2011
This gorgeous series of photographs from 1954, one of which New Order fans might recognize from the cover of the band's 2005 single, "Waiting for the Sirens' Call," were taken in Tahiti, French Polynesia, by renowned American documentary photographer and photojournalist Eliot Elisofon (b.1911 - d.1973).

Edgardo Contreras

Erotica // Thursday, September 22, 2011
Born and raised in Mexico City, Edgardo Contreras' versatility and unique vision has made him one of the most respected photographers in Mexico. His work has been published in many magazines, including Harper's Bazaar, Playboy, and Men's Health, and he finds steady work with advertising agencies for brands like Nike, MTV, Coca-Cola, and Levi's.

In Erotica: Eric Van Straaten

Erotica // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
These amazing works by Eric Van Straaten were made using rapid manufacturing on a three dimensional printer, which lets him instantly create figures, dreams, and fantasies.

In Erotica: Randall Whiteis

Erotica // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Randall Whiteis creates sweet, saucy, and playful images with a dreamlike feel.  Based in Chicago, IL, his work is a youthful reflection of modern-day culture and style. With his unique style, adept technique, professional attitude, and ambitious spirit, he has created a gorgeous array of images worth admiring.

In Erotica: Peter Beard

Erotica // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Through his travels and photographic collages, Peter Beard snaps a look at these exotic vixens, and we're lucky enough to come along for the ride.

In Erotica: Monster Bikinis

Erotica // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Honestly, I can't think of anything better than monsters and babes in bikinis... wait, wait... what about super mega-babes AND monsters AND bikinis TOGETHER!? Its like Halloween for grown-ups, without all that silly door-to door business . Amazing swimwear from Pale Horse Design illustrator, Chis Parks.

In Erotica: Julien Palmiha

Erotica // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Julien Palmilha is a photographer living in Lausanne, Switzerland. His series of work entitled “Silences” features women as the main subject, with fashion, sadomasochism, torture, silence and fetishism.  He captures icy cold and futuristic imagery, like poetry and dreams playing on the verge of light and darkness....

In Erotia: In Eerie Dreams

Erotica // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Photographer Fanya Attasura captures the eerie and surreal, forms that seem to occur only in dreams... Attasura is based out of Madrid, Spain and has an exquisite collection of imagery highlighting misty sensuality.

In Erotica: Kiss Kiss

Erotica // Tuesday, September 20, 2011
'Alyssa Monks’ paintings explore the tension between abstraction and realism, using different filters to visually distort and disintegrate the body. In this shallow painted space, the subject is pushing against our real space. Strokes of thick paint in delicate color relationships are pushed and pulled to imitate glass, steam, water and flesh.'

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