'Nude and Parrot' by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Erotica // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Alfred Cheney Johnston (known as "Cheney" to his friends and associates) (April 8, 1885 - April 17, 1971) was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of 1920s and 1930s actors and actresses. In this gorgeous shot from 1930, Johnston captures French silent film actress Renée Adorée with an extra special accessory.

John Willie's 'Bizarre'

Erotica // Thursday, June 20, 2013
John Willie, was a pioneering fetish photographer, illustrator, comic strip cartoonist and bondage artist. Best known for his comic strip Sweet Gwendoline, Willie also published a groundbreaking digest size fetish magazine called 'Bizarre' in the late 1940s.

'All Tied Up In Love' by Richard Kern

Erotica // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Photographer Richard Kern studies bondage in a variety of configurations for this Vice spread. 'Richard Kern, photographer and filmmaker remains, first and foremost, a portraitist. For more than two decades Kern has sought to unravel and illuminate the complex and often darker sides of human nature. Kern makes the psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience his subject. With his dry, matter of fact approach, he underlines the absurdity of truth and objectivity in photography while playing with our reliance upon taxonomies around sexual representation.'

Erotic Fashion Illustration by Masaki Mizuno

Erotica // Thursday, June 20, 2013
Masaki Mizuno's work involves the expression of inner psychology, a self reflection mirrored through art. 'All my work is analogue, hand painted with acrylic, air-brush, and rollers. It is true that using digital would be a logical way to illustrate the new textiles and materials that are created every year; however I think that there is a genuine charm about analogue art that can never be replaced by digital technology.' Her favorite artists include Egon Schiele, Antonio Lopez, Isao Yajima, and Rei Kawakubo.

College Girls From the 70's

Erotica // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
These three photos are from "College Girls #2," a Californian softcore magazine from 1974. These sexy, nubile images capture the college lesbian fantasy in nostalgic black-and-white, the nude girls complete with 70's headphones as they kiss. With all the tenderness that modern erotica denies, don't be surprised if these photos really make you want to go back to college.

Rei Nadal's "Primal Scream"

Erotica // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Rei Nadal's "Primal Scream" video combines bondage, fashion, medical and lepidopterology in a strange ten minutes of visual and audio fascination. This is a work of film art as well as erotica, bringing delicate insects together with bound limbs and masked faces, a sort of filmic commentary on the beauty and ephemerality of bodies.

Art-Model Magena Yama

Erotica // Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Magena Yama is an art-model and performer specializing in Shibari art and Nude, Fetish and Erotic photography. Her work spans from behind the camera to in front of it, and she is clearly a master of both realms. Check out these lovely, sensual and sophisticated images when you're off of work. Yama is based in Italy. 

Brad Phillips' Rear Ends

Erotica // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
These paintings of rear ends by Brad Phillips are sensitive and strange, capturing a rarely-glorified part of the body with deft watercolor renderings. His illustrations celebrate the great variety of bottoms we all have, a unique undertaking indeed.

John Hee Chaek's Erotic Art

Erotica // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
John Hee Chae was born in the year of the dragon but is technically a rabbit. His birthday jam is Tiffany's "Could've Been and his blood type is B, but we're not sure if it's B+ or B-. Chae was born in Boulder, Colorado but grew up in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from MICA with a BFA in painting and currently lives and works in Jacksonville, FL.

William Mortenson's "Slave Girl"

Erotica // Tuesday, June 18, 2013
William Mortensen's 1959 painting "Slave Girl" captures a kind of bereft sensuality in this historic painting. The handling of the body expresses the intense care with which the artist handles his paint, creating an image that is both lovely and harrowing.

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