Gabriel García Márquez's Magical Realism Illustrated

Erotica // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
In this series, artist Anton Marrast has created four illustrations based on the short stories of Gabriel García Márquez. Surreal and sensual, Marrast's vignettes capture the magic of Márquez's prose while also standing as digital artworks that are striking unto themselves. Marrast hails from Moscow, Russia.

SkinDeep by Julien Palast

Erotica // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Photographer Julien Palast refers to his SkinDeep series as 'a study on the body-object, ephemeral sculptures of the human form. Instant bas reliefs reminiscent of classic imagery.' Palast shrink wraps the human body in brilliant technicolor, at once concealing it while also highlighting its curves and contours. Palast is based in Paris, France.

Dreamy Erotica by Emmi

Erotica // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Emmi-Riikka Elisa Vartiainen is a young illustrator and graphic designer practicing  concrete jungle survivalism in the city of Lahti, Southern Finland. She studies graphic design at Lahti Institute of Design but is also very much of illustrator at heart. Emmi has two cats, many game consoles, and a passion for the horror genre and drawing animals (especially little bunnies).

Nipplegate for the New Yorker

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Beauty Behind the Scenes

Erotica // Monday, September 17, 2012
End your Monday afternoon on a high note with this tantalizing video, a romantic and sensual behind-the-scenes look at model Daria during her photoshoot with photographer Alisa Verner. Filmed by Ivan Ukhov, it's a hypnotizing yet all too brief glimpse into the little moments between exposures.

San Francisco Erotic Art Exhibition 2012

Erotica // Monday, September 17, 2012
The full glory and glamour of all things erotic will be celebrated with style at this year's 2nd annual San Francisco Erotic Art Exhibition. The three-day 21+ event includes 25 artists and over 400 erotically-themed paintings, sculptures, and photographs that run the gamut from fine art to extreme erotica. If you're in SF, go get your strap-on at Gallery 4N5 between Sept. 21st to Sept. 23rd.

Ryan McGinness' Women

Erotica // Monday, September 17, 2012
For his third solo exhibition with Quint Contemporary Art in La Jolla, CA, New York-based artist Ryan McGinness presents "Women: New (Re)Presentations." In this diverse collection of work based on the academic tradition of nude figure drawing, McGinness uses a variety of mediums and canvases to deconstruct the female form, reducing it to its most basic and sensual elements. The show runs through Nov. 3rd, 2012.

The New Yorker's Nipplegate

Erotica // Monday, September 17, 2012
The oftentimes bewildering practices of the Facebook censorship guidelines have struck again, temporarily banning The New Yorker's Facebook page for violating community standards. The offending material? This Mick Stevens cartoon. The representation of nudity in art posted on the site has been a contentious issue, but this particular instance seems especially absurd. Read more about "Nipplegate" after the break.

Lip Studies by Amanda MacKenzie-Noice

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2012
Nineteen-year-old Oregon-based artist Amanda MacKenzie-Noice has created some lips we're not sure we'd kiss, but they do make some awesome semi-erotic illustrations.

The Works of Heather Benjamin (NSFW)

Juxtapoz // Sunday, September 16, 2012
Illustrator Heather Benjamin creates some striking, often gory, always unique, cant-look-away drawings. Sexual themes are abundant in her work with touches of gore and morbidness, themes of which are not often associated with most erotic work. Check out Heather Benjamin's illustrations which she appropriately titled, "Sad Sex".

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