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.

Colin Cook's Drawings With Bill

Erotica // Thursday, December 20, 2012
"The idea behind this work is to collaborate with a non-artist, Bill Shambaugh, to combine the styles of two very different hands --one naive and one practiced-- within the same drawing. The meeting between our two styles provokes a strange unity in which the notions of high/ low, good/ bad, amateur/ professional are made equitable. Bill's untrained hand produces figures that feel like intrusions into the ordered world of academic drawing..."

Neil Krug's Pulp

Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Neil Krug is an American artist based in Los Angeles. Krug has photographed and art directed campaigns for such bands as My Chemical Romance, Ratatat, Justice, Devendra Banhart, Ladytron, The Horrors, Scissor Sisters, Tame Impala, White Flight and many more. Krug, in a creative collaboration with Joni Harbeck, founded PULP ART BOOK wherein his photography can be seen in limited edition prints, books, and films...

Illustrated Skin vs. The Real Thing

Erotica // Thursday, December 20, 2012
Thanks to one of our favorite erotic image sources Eclectica Erotica (very NSFW), a website that pairs images with visual similarities that are found online, we can see the gorgeous comparison between two beautifully busty babes. So, which do you prefer, the illustrated rendition of busting breasts, or the real thing?? Or both?!

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