A Little Bit of Boris

Erotica // Thursday, October 20, 2011
Everyone needs a little bit of Boris Vallejo in their life. Focusing almost exclusively on fantasy and erotica, Vallejo's hyper-representational work has graced the covers of numerous fantasy and science fiction paperbacks, as well as multiple movie posters for films such as "Barbarella," "National Lampoon's Vacation," and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters."

Yoshifumi Hayashi

Erotica // Thursday, October 20, 2011
Yoshifumi Hayashi was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1948. After dropping out of college, he moved to Paris in 1974 and began producing erotic pencil drawings. Hayashi's work comes straight from the most obscure corners of his subconscious, tapping into the dark depths of paranoia, obsession, and fetish driven desires.

Audrey Kawasaki

Erotica // Thursday, October 20, 2011
Another gorgeous piece, "Don't Let Me Go," from acclaimed artist Audrey Kawasaki. We love the delicate lines and muted colors in Audrey's erotically charged yet sweetly vulnerable work.

George Platt Lynes

Erotica // Thursday, October 20, 2011
George Platt Lynes (b. 1907 - d. 1955) was an American fashion and commercial photographer. In 1955, diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Lynes destroyed much of his print and negative archives, particularly his male nudes, although today he most recognized for his glowing photographic studies of the male body.

Dirty Comics

Erotica // Thursday, October 20, 2011
This beautiful art-nouveau inspired piece from artist John Coulthart, entitled "Fountain," is currently featured in the show "Dirty Comics" at the Center for Sex & Culture in San Francisco. Curated by Bay area erotic artist Jon Macy, the show presents the erotic work of 30 different comic artists and runs until the end of October.

Wayne Horse

Erotica // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Wayne Horse is the kind of person with whom you would love to sit down in a dingy bar and have a beer. His illustrations are bold and brash, portraying everything from car wrecks to big ladies in thongs. He has also completed some very tongue-in-cheek street art which includes creating the illusion of broken windows with sticky tape. 

Derek Ballard

Erotica // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Florida-based artist, Derek M. Ballard, uses graphic technique to incorporate the surrealist style of sexuality. He has been featured in a comic book called Thickness, which also hosts many other artists that coincide with his style and technique. 

Hellmuth Stockmann

Erotica // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Hellmuth Stockmann, a german illustrator, introduces the viewer to the "Lesbische Freuden," or "lesbian pleasures" through his use of delicate line and watercolor. He creates his scenes in a blatantly sexual manner while still holding onto the beauty of the artwork that comes from within.

In Erotica: The Work of Spain's Luis Ricardo Falero

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Spanish artist, Luis Ricardo Falero, specialized in the female nude in a less provocative way, giving it the freedom to breathe the airs of fantasy and mythology. The themes in his delicate and finely painted artwork include celestial muses and the mythology of the stars.

Matthew Ivan Cherry

Erotica // Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Painter Matthew Ivan Cherry creates full body mug shots of people from all walks of life, in an attempt to discover what is is extraordinary hiding in the ordinary. With no visible emotions portrayed, we are able to simply explore the beauty, pain, and vulnerability of his subjects.

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