L'Homme Grotesque from Klesha Productions

Erotica // Sunday, December 23, 2012
'One day I dreamed a mouth that spoke to me from the heart of the galaxy. The geometric lines that composed it were fractals that intersected with a regular intervals. This voice was singing a Mantra in an unknown language: i did not understand the meaning of his words but I could snatch the essence of his voice.Informed me that the human was lifeform most anomalous of all the Cosmos: the perfection of the body, the mind irrationality and our false perception of time...

Christopher Ulrich @ La Luz de Jesus, LA

Juxtapoz // Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart and determination he strives to understand the unraveling revelation that reveals itself in the work. The iconic baroque resin paintings of Ulrich are now showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

Mark Mulroney: Carved Women

Juxtapoz // Saturday, December 22, 2012
On a lighter note, some carved wooden sculptures of women, in every shape and size from New York based artist Mark Mulroney (featured in July 2011). In his artist statement, he explains, “People don’t want to die, and they want to have sex.” In regards to this, Mark states, 'I think almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow. Having sex is a way of defying death. I make work about these things because they are what interests me...

Christopher Ulrich: The Reconing

Erotica // Saturday, December 22, 2012
Christopher Ulrich is a painter of surreal, iconographic images. He is influenced by the richness of ancient mythology, the mystery of alchemy, and the vastness of cosmic reality. Illuminating this dark journey with insight, heart and determination he strives to understand the unraveling revelation that reveals itself in the work. The iconic baroque resin paintings of Ulrich are now showing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood, CA.

Cris Cleen: Feature Tattoo Artist Interview

Tattoo // Friday, December 21, 2012
As a long time admirer or the darkly romantic, classic work of Chris Cleen, I had the pleasure of meeting, interviewing and getting work done by him on his most recent trip to San Francisco, for a guest spot at Idle Hand tattoo. As a New York based tattoo artist, Cleen spends his days at Saved tattoo in Brooklyn, and at his drawing table, creating his erotic themed Victorian imagery for enthusiasts of his craft, those looking to get tattooed and himself.

Mark Mulroney's Carved Women

Erotica // Friday, December 21, 2012
On a lighter note, some carved wooden sculptures of women, in every shape and size from New York based artist Mark Mulroney. In his artist statement, he explains, “People don’t want to die, and they want to have sex.” In regards to this, Mark states, 'I think almost all art is about looking at death and trying to defy it somehow. Having sex is a way of defying death. I make work about these things because they are what interests me...

William-Adolphe Bouguereau: Dante And Virgil In Hell

Erotica // Friday, December 21, 2012
On this fine day marking the supposed end of the world, we bring you a bit of erotic art history. "Dante and Virgil in Hell," by French painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau, depicts the principle characters from Dante's Divine Comedy observing the eternal struggle between men condemned for their violence. When fire rains down from the sky and demonic beings run rampant, don't let this be you, at least remember to put your pants on before running out into the apocalypse.

End of the World Erotica

Erotica // Friday, December 21, 2012
In case the end of the world really does happen today, Circlet Press has put their anthology of end-of-the-world erotic science fiction, Apocalypse Sex, on sale for one cent. With their own demise staring them in the face, the characters in Apocalypse Sex decide to do one thing: have the best sex of their lives. These stories include a range of settings, tones, and sexualities, but they share the feeling of freedom that impending death can provide. And, of course, they share the desperately intense kind of sex that you can only have if you think it might be your last...

A History on Provocative Pantyhoes

Erotica // Friday, December 21, 2012
Pantyhose are those seductive,  sheer, close-fitting legwear that appeared in the 1960s and provided a convenient alternative to stockings. Stockings (thigh-highs, yes there is a difference) are primarily worn by women for fashion and aesthetics, and sometimes worn by men, and in cross-dressing and fetishism. Stockings are sometimes preferred to pantyhose for a number of reasons, including the perception that stockings, and the associated use of garters, lace, high fashion...

Best of 2012: The Great Wall of Vagina

Juxtapoz // Friday, December 21, 2012
What we wrote on May 2, 2012: Winner of the Erotic Signature international sculpture prize, master of the art of bondage casting and creator of his most recent masterpiece 'Great Wall of Vagina', Jamie McCartney has caught the attention of art enthusiasts, sex enthusiasts and basically everyone enthusiastic about this extremely erotic, socially conscious installation that has been 5 years in the making.

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