Best of 2013: John Wesley "Objects and Paintings" (NSFW)

Erotica // Thursday, December 26, 2013
Originally published on July 10th, 2013: Even though this show closed last week at David Kordansky in Los Angeles, John Wesley's work, as always, looked fantastic. "Objects and Paintings includes paintings and sculptures from several periods in Wesley’s career; all of them point to the “eccentric precision,” as Dan Flavin described it in the show's catlogue, that has made him one of the indispensible American artists of the post-war period.

From Juxtapoz With Love....

Erotica // Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Wishing you and yours a gorgeous holiday season from all of your friends at Juxtapoz Erotica. May your heart, (hands and eyes) be filled with everything you hoped for this year.  Whether you've been naughty or nice, you'll get what you deserve, we promise. All our love....  

Sam Bosma's Beauties

Erotica // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Sam Bosma, whose work we've featured in Illustration in the past, is an illustrator who has spent most of his life in suburban Pennsylvania. His powerful, color-packed artwork therefore reflects the kind of overactive imagination that often stems from a life of the mind. Sam is a prolific illustrator whose images have won him medals from the Society of Illustrators and Spectrum. These more erotically-charged illustrations are incredibly substantial, packed with narrative and history to accompany the erotic element.

A Pinup Christmas

Erotica // Monday, December 23, 2013
A selection of playful retro Santa Pinups. Just because you might not believe in Santa anymore doesn't mean Christmas can't be any fun.. 

David Mack Gesture Drawings

Erotica // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
David Mack is a comic book artist and writer best known for his series "Kabuki." These gorgeous ink-and-brush gesture drawings of nude models were exhibited in LA with the likes of gesture-drawing giants Klimt, Schiele and Toulous-Lautrec. Their painterly quality and languishing, calligraphic energy have us completely stunned. 

Maykel Lima's Photomanipulations

Erotica // Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Gorgeous photomanipulations by Maykel Lima, whose captures of striated bodies will make you re-evaluate your understanding of the human form. Full of mystery and gesture, these dark revelations on the erotic are both photography and art, concept and exploration.

Zoya Cherkassky: A New Sex

Erotica // Monday, December 23, 2013
Zoya Cherkassky was born in Kiev, 1976 and lives and works in Tel Aviv. She graduated from HaMidrasha School of Art, Beit Berl in 1999 and from Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin in 2003. Her works have always been politically charged combinding her own personal experiences as an artist, as an immigrant, and as a member of mixed families.

The Work of Kobi Israel

Erotica // Monday, December 23, 2013
Born in 1970 in a suburb of Tel-Aviv to parents of Moroccan and Egyptian origin, Kobi Israel began his exploration of photography in 1994 when he was a flight attendant. His camera always with him, he immortalized his experiences around the world, as can be seen in his early works. In his own words: “I use the camera as an extension of my body and senses, like I use my eyes or hands. When I ‘photograph’, I ask,  I feel, I explore, I fantasize, I discover, I try to understand...”

Fuerza Bruta

Erotica // Monday, December 23, 2013
Artists preform on a pool suspended above the audience during the Fuerza Bruta dress rehearsal  in Tel Aviv, Israel. Fuerza Bruta is a postmodern theatre show that originated in Buenos Aires in 2005 and was created by Diqui James. It is also the name of the company that brings the show. It is a very energetic spectacle under the motto "Brute Force", has interaction between the performers and the public, and is described as a 360 degree experience.

Naked Sea: Spencer Tunick Dead Sea Installation

Erotica // Monday, December 23, 2013
Artist Spencer Tunick has been documenting the live nude figure in public, with photography and video, since 1992. Since 1994 he has organized over 75 temporary site-specific installations in the United States and abroad. Tunick’s installations encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of volunteers; and his photographs are records of these events. Spencer Tunick's installation will showcase the importance of water in Israel, bringing world attention to the disappearing Dead Sea.

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