Photoreal Erotica by John Kacere

Juxtapoz // Saturday, May 19, 2012
Today we give you a look at some exquisite paintings from the late American photorealist, John Kacere, who almost exclusively concentrated on the mid-section of the female body. Kacere painted his first photorealist painting in 1969 involving the mid-section of a female dressed in lingerie.

Tattoo me, Tattoo you

Erotica // Friday, May 18, 2012
Here's a quickie from artist and illustrator Leon Ryan, a talented creative with his hands in all types of projects. Two babes equals twice the tattoos and twice the fun, right?? More great work from Leon up on his site as well, be sure to check out the set of devilish playing cards he did as well!

The Art of John Kacere

Erotica // Friday, May 18, 2012
Today we give you a look at some exquisite paintings from the late American photorealist, John Kacere, who almost exclusively concentrated on the mid-section of the female body. Kacere painted his first photorealist painting in 1969 involving the mid-section of a female dressed in lingerie. It was over three times life size Kacere continued this type of painting throughout the rest of his career making it an icon of the photorealism movement...

Alain Gourdon's Pin-Ups

Erotica // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Aslan (born Alain Gourdon, in Bordeaux, France on May 23, 1930) is a French painter, sculptor and classic pin-up artist. He is known, mostly in France for his exquisite, erotic and realistic pin-ups. He contributed to the magazine Lui from the creation of the magazine in 1964 to the early eighties, providing a monthly pin-up, much like Vargas did for Playboy.

Tits and Phones: Richard Kern

Erotica // Thursday, May 17, 2012
'Richard Kern is a photographer and a portraitist.  For more than two decades Kern has sought to unravel and illuminate the complex and often darker sides of human nature. Kern makes the psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience his subject. With his dry, matter of fact approach, he underlines the absurdity of truth and objectivity in photography while playing with our reliance upon taxonomies around sexual representation.'

Dear Voter: Grand Old Party

Erotica // Thursday, May 17, 2012
“Grand Old Party” is a data visualization project that took Gallup approval ratings for Republican GOP candidates within a time frame, projected the data as butt plug shapes, printed them with a 3D printer and cast them in black silicone. "Grand Old Party” – GOP – is a set of butt plugs, Matthew Epler explains, 'Each shape is determined by voter approval ratings amongst registered republican voters for each of the GOP presidential candidates... HA!  

Chelsea Greene Lewyta's Porn Saint

Erotica // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Chelsea Greene Lewyta was born in America in the year of the rabbit, month of the ox, to a married couple of mixed European descent with a Korean daughter, Hallie. They grew up in the Hudson Valley of New York in a small historic town near the river. Chelsea remembers living inside her head most of her childhood. She enjoyed solving puzzles, drawing, making various contraptions, exploring the forests...

The Work of Kukula

Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 17, 2012
Kukula's paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures' poses Kukula recalls classical portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced.

Man Ray's 'Electro-magie'

Erotica // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
This print is from Man Ray's portfolio 'Electro-magie', and is a limited edition etching from Paris, dated 1976. Signed and numbered 73/150. Man Ray was was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Described as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements; although his ties to each were informal.

Photography by Mandy-Lyn: I LUV AMERICA!!

Erotica // Wednesday, May 16, 2012
'I take portraits, with a special focus on beautiful girls, with 35mm film cameras and Kodak 400 film. Mostly I feel like my photos are about looking for that feeling of freedom, experiencing mortality, and also seeking to realize beauty in a way that's spectacular - in that it's common place, but it's vivid - like the way you would experience a memory from your youth....' Photographer Mandy-Lyn.

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