Mel Ramos Peek-A-Boo

Erotica // Friday, June 28, 2013
Mel Ramos (born July 24, 1935) is a U.S. figurative painter, specializing most often in the art nude, whose work incorporates elements of realist and abstract art. Born in Sacramento, California, he gained his popularity as part of the Pop Art movement of the 1960s...  

Abstract Nudes by Remed

Erotica // Thursday, June 27, 2013
The abstract and the figural, the monochrome and the multicolored, come together and pull apart in this series by French painter and street artist Remed. In his own words 'I make rhymes with colors, shapes and sounds to express emotion, feeling, or the evolution of thought. I paint as you write a diary, a notebook of inventions, or philosophical essay. Art is for me the sincere blend of science and Soul. I live what I feel, I paint what I live.'

Telémachos Alexiou's 'Venus in the Garden'

Erotica // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Feast on this forbidden fruit, a tantalizing clip from Greek filmmaker Telémachos Alexiou’s avant-garde film, ‘I Afroditi Stin Avli’ or ‘Venus in the Garden’. Actor Alex Vardas stars as prostitute Nikos as he ravenously gorges on figs and sublimates other kinds of desire.

Illustrations by Leslie Hung

Erotica // Thursday, June 27, 2013
Leslie Hung's sketches and illustrations depict everything from pinups to intimate encounters, staging scenarios that range from the fantastical to the achingly real. Hung is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist located in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated with honors from Art Center College of Design in Spring 2011, majoring in Illustration and Entertainment Arts.

'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.