Bruce Nugent

Erotica // Monday, March 19, 2012
'Richard Bruce Nugent was a phenomenon that was not supposed to exist according to the standards of his time. An African-American artist influenced by Michelangelo, Beardsley, and Erte. Throughout his working life, Nugent has been legendary for his erotic, art-deco drawings. These show the strong influence of Beardsley and Erte, but the style is distinctly Nugent's. Eroticism is an element in nearly all of Nugent's work...