'Ever After' by Ricardo Bessa

Erotica // Thursday, June 27, 2013
'My master's final project, Ever After, is a book about love. And a lot of other things, like fate and mythology and Shakespeare, but mostly about love. The Mysteries of Harris Burdick was a huge inspiration, as was Paris je t'aime. And it has illustrations, of course. Twelve of them, in fact, and each one has a titles and some text, and a story behind it - but it's up to you to decide what the story is.' Ricardo Bessa is an illustrator based in London.

Retro Erotica by Justin Fontaine Maury

Erotica // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
American Artist Justin Fontaine Maury enlarges photographs inspired by vintage adult film posters and classified ads, which were overlooked by pop culture due to their taboo nature. Maury plays with language and image; he explores the viewers' constant battle to define the figure from the word, raising interesting questions about the nature of American popular ad culture and the inherent human desire to link image an language. 

Happy Hump Day

Erotica // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Here's a crazy piece peformance art just to get you through Hump Day--you're welcome. This video is just one of a series by artist dio Diego Agully and Dmitry Paranyushkin, who thought the Palace of Justice in Brussels, Belgium 'needed some love and attention.' Their art is a kind of contemporary dance meets performance art meets video art which looks at the practice and creative possibilities of humping. The artists from Berlin acquired unprecedented access to the court of law, using the gay-friendly artist hub in Kreuzberg as their actors. 

The Photography of Ermanno Ivone

Erotica // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Ermanno Ivone's photography inspires a unique conversation between erotica, conceptual art and food photography. Ivone utilizes ordinary materials in fascinating and innovative ways, creating visual puzzles that are at once sexy, thought-provoking and artistically incredibly palatable. These photos can act as commentary on sexuality, veganism and even recycling. 

Die Antwoord's "Cookie Thumper" Video

Erotica // Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The South African rave-rap posse Die Antwoord have just released their first song and video from the upcoming album 'Donker Mag,' expected February 2014. "Cookie Thumper" is about a girl with a crush on an older local boy just released from prison. The track and the Ninja-directed clip share a surprise 'finish' as Yo-Landi Vizzer plays the female lead, rapping in a high-pitched barrage of Zef slang and English. Enjoy, or try to enjoy this weird new release from a group that never fails to frighten.

Dream Land

Erotica // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones shoot the beautiful Milou Sluis for Numero Magazine in this glorious full-color photoseries aptly named 'Dream Land.' By layering photographs of the model on top of each other, the photographers are able to visualize a third figure, creating an unfolding refraction of bodies. These photos combine photographic chops with sharp artistic composition to explode the category of fashion photography. 

Olga Shuldyk of Starsystem

Erotica // Tuesday, June 25, 2013
This Treats! exclusive photoseries shot by Anwar Norov features the gorgeous pixie blonde Olga Shuldyk of Starsystem. The muted, cool palette of the photographs brings a sort of tempered sensuality to these sexy portraits. This rising star has a young Marilyn-esque quality about her that, judging by these increidble photographs, we expect to see a lot more of. 

Shane Turner's Divided by Night 2.0

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Montreal-based artist Shane Turner demonstrates his incredible acrylic paintings technique in this time lapse video of his surreal painting "Divided by Night 2.0." A painter and designer, Turner's artwork ranges from surrealistic pop art to flowing abstract paintings, his use of stark contrasts, vivid accent colors, and clean lines influenced by a variety of other styles and mediums, including graffiti art, music, street art, comics, and more.

Joseph Harmon's Far-Out Fantasies

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Joseph Harmon is a Portland-based illustrator and toy artist with a penchant for seizure-inducing color combinations, fuzzy monsters, and laser beam blasting boobs. We love his crazy compositions, depicting a topsy-turvy universe where the laws of gravity and good taste have no sway. Jump on in and ride the wacky wave through Harmon's vibrant, silly, bawdy, and marvelously childlike imagination.

Suspended Eternities by Andy Denzler

Erotica // Monday, June 24, 2013
Swiss artist Andy Denzler combines a variety of mediums in his art practice, including painting, printing, graphic design, sculpture, and drawing. His works move between abstraction and reality, using the classical applications of oil painting to broach the shifting lines between fiction and reality. Denzler's pieces are snap-shots of events that take place in the span of mere moments, blurred and distorted in their movements, their timeframe artificially smeared and elongated into frozen eternities like the oscillating frames of a VHS tape hovering on pause. 

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