Erotica // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Before you could send nudie pics through your smart watch there were other admittedly way more PG-13 ways to let someone know you were "thinking" about them. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there were erotic postcards that, due to their origin, came to be known informally as "French Postcards" in the US. However, they were illegal to send via mail so you could only find them in certain "discreet" stores and street traders.
Erotica // Saturday, May 23, 2015
We were skimming through the Gestalten book, Forever, a great title of some of the best tattoo work going on today. Yatzer did a whole look at the book, but we remembered we had posted about Maurizio Di Iorio's series of work titled "A Point Moving on a Crooked Curve" a scantily clad shoot portraying a natural narrative of rebellion.
Erotica // Thursday, May 21, 2015
Belgian-born Lieve Prins is internationally considered as a pioneer in copy-scan- art. She has refined her ability to speak with and through photocopy machines and scanners, transforming mundane reproducers of 2-D documents into a gorgeously expressive medium...
Erotica // Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Based in Tokyo, Japan, Mikitype is a calligrapher and Type Designer whose avant-garde approach to typology is both clean and thrilling. These gorgeous photographs of calligraphy hand-painted onto models gives the art of type an entirely new dimension, meshing fashion and design, body and word.
Erotica // Monday, May 18, 2015
Sydney born, Berlin-based artist Joseph Marr constructs beautiful sculptures entirely out of sugar. Using both traditional and digital techniques, Marr uses candy as a medium to show "how we are trapped in the sticky situation and how attractive the tasty desire really is."
Erotica // Tuesday, May 12, 2015
We posted about Alva Bernadine recently on the site, and we forgot that the artist helped us with the Guy Bourdin story we ran a few months back.Today, we show you the series, "Succubus," and the explanation of the series in the artist's own words...
Erotica // Thursday, May 07, 2015
While obviously the content of these posters is unapologetically dirty, not to mention the films themselves, we have to say, the design on some of them are fantastic. From back in the day when people used to visit theaters to watch XXX movies, these vintage posters celebrate "the timeless cool and lurid delights of the most exciting, entertaining Pop Art-form of the late 1900s—the exploitation movie posters...
Erotica // Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Born April 21, 1948 in Rome, Dario Campanile started to sketch as a very young child. At the age of six, his talent for art was encouraged with the gift of a small set of watercolors from an uncle, himself a painter. When he was 14, Dario was bedridden with a kidney ailment for three months, and his father gave him his first oil paints to cheer him up. As soon as he began to work with them, there was a sense of familiarity of being able to easily express himself in this medium...
Erotica // Monday, May 04, 2015
ONEQ does phenomenal pinups. She grew up on a small island in Japan completely separated from the flash and pop of Tokyo culture and gathered all her influences from a neighbor who loved art and Japan’s insistence that schoolchildren spend part of the day drawing. As she grew up she taught herself how to draw completely by herself...
Erotica // Thursday, April 30, 2015
For the last forty years, Betty Tompkins has based her paintings on the tension of intimacy and representation of sexuality, rendering explicit scenes in monochromatic tones. Her radicalism in the late 60s led to the unfortunate censoring of her work and later a spotlight on her role in the American and European art scene.