Drew Struzan's Sexy Movie Posters

Erotica // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Drew Struzan is an American artist known for his more than 150 movie posters, which include all the films in the Indiana Jones, Back to the Future, Rambo and Star Wars film series. He has also painted album covers, collectibles, and book covers. These particular illustrations capture a vintage sexiness that's hard to find so authetically rendered than in Struzan's body of work.   

Renee Jacobs' "Paris"

Erotica // Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Renee Jacobs practiced law for years until being downsized drove her back to her first love--photography. She began creating erotic magic inspired by secrets and stories from her friends. Her new photobook entitled "Renee Jacobs' Paris" is a collection of sensual images taken in and around the City of Light. Her models are mostly friends, though she quips, "I've certainly approached random women in public many times." These effervescent, ephemeral images capture the magic and splendour of a Parisian romance with astounding grace.

Jeff Koons' Inflatable Dolphin Girl

Erotica // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Jeff Koons' "Untitled (Girl wih Dolphin and Monkey)" was commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2006. It features a young brunette pinup girl straddling an inflatable dolphin while kissing an inflatable monkey. No one is entirely sure where exactly this idea came from, but it's a perfect image of sexy, silly kitsch. The photo is one of an edition of 25 and is still hung at the Whitney in New York.  

Blond Glory: Magdalena Frackowiak

Erotica // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Magdalena Frackowiak melts across these immaculate sheets in all her blonde bombshell glory, adorned only by jewels. A simple concept gorgeously executed, these spread by Giampaolo Sgura for the May issue of Vogue Paris is definitely one for the archives.   

"I Love Your Work": An Interactive Documentary On Lesbian Porn

Erotica // Tuesday, May 21, 2013
"I Love Your Work" by Jonathan Harris is an interactive portrait of the lives on nine women who make lesbian porn. It consists of 2,202 10-second video clips, taken at five-minute intervals over 10 consecutive days. 10% of the ticket sales are donated to the Sex Workers Project, which provides social and legal services to people who egnage in sex work. The result is a stunning experiment in film, porn, documentary and interactive video art. This is a project unlike any we've seen before, a beautiful and demystifying foray into the world of these undeniably charming, daring women. The New York Times writes that "I Love Your Work" is "a documentary tha taims to break down stereotypes and misconceptions around lesbian-identified porn by turning the camera away from the actresses' sex-fueled day jobs, and toward the quotidian lives of hte women."  

Clothing Optional

Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Here's a fun video to round out your Monday afternoon, and it might even inspire you to beat the heat and go skinny dipping. This series of animated walks and runs, created using Flash by German-born, London-based animator Felix Sputnik, is a simple yet impressive exercise in basic locomotive techniques, featuring various animated female models to demonstrate the physics of movement, including the sway and bounce of the naked body as it runs, walks, and skinny dips with gleeful abandon. 

Myth' of the Rainbow

Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Pascaline Mini, aka Myth' of the Rainbow, is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Lille, France. The artist describes her work as "a fantasy space whose primary source draws from the extraordinary timeless icons of creation myths. Cosmogonic nostalgia, aesthetic fantasies, divine and colorful passions form a holy bridge between imaginary moments and traditions. Written in an idealized "mytho-symbolism," the myth of the rainbow explores the possible creation legends of a new fantasy world."

Peter Driben's Unforgettable Pin Ups

Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Peter Driben (b. 1903 - d. 1968) was a highly successful American pin up and glamor artist whose charmingly risqué illustrations were beloved by the American public from the beginning of WWII until the great baby boom of the 1950's. Although he is often overshadowed today by the likes of Alberto Vargas and Gil Elvgren, Driben's prolific output and popularity during his lifetime have firmly cemented him as one of the 20th century's great pin up artists, and his alluring creations continue to delight and titillate.

Photography by Bernhard Handick

Erotica // Monday, May 20, 2013
Bernhard Handick is a young German artist and art-director of Shoutout-Magazine who is currently studying at The Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, Germany. With a German father and a mother from Sri-Lanka, Handick grew up in a multi-cultural environment, which heavily influenced the breadth of his artistic interests. He approaches his photography in a sculptural manner, looking at the three-dimensionality of his images in terms of their compositional resonance, visual musicality, and tactile appeal. 

The Erotic I:mage

Erotica // Sunday, May 19, 2013
The mystical and the erotic converge in I:MAGE, a week-long exhibition showcasing the best international artists working today in the emerging genre of esoteric art. More than 16 artists will exhibit their work at Store Street Gallery in Bloomsbury, London, from Sunday May 19th to Saturday May 25th, 2013. The common thread between the exhibiting artists is the internalization of esoteric themes and the externalization of the mythical, the magical, the carnal, and the mysterious in their many forms. 

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