Nue York: Self-Portraits of a Bare Urban Citizen by Erica Simone

Photography // Thursday, March 26, 2015
We have for the last few months tried to figure out who created the "Nue York" series of photographs, and when researching some titles in the Taschen catalog, we came across the name: Erica Simone. And then further research came the realization that she was the one behind this great series of photographs, and we knew the concept was something we wanted to learn more about, and she had a full statement on her site. . . 

Bizarre Life: The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton @ Taschen Gallery, LA (NSFW)

Erotica // Wednesday, March 25, 2015
TASCHEN Gallery announces the opening of Bizarre Life – The Art of Elmer Batters and Eric Stanton, a controversial, and essential, exhibit that traces the artistic struggle of these two pioneers of fetish art, from the gritty post-war streets of Times Square to their position today as cultural icons. The show opens on Friday, March 27 at Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles.

The Dark Erotic Photography of Yoshihiro Tatsuki

Erotica // Friday, March 20, 2015
Its Friday. Maybe you had a long week. Maybe you have been at SXSW on the party circuit and need a glass of water. Maybe you are in NYC and looking for Spring. Maybe you just want to see some classic dark and erotic photography from Japanese artist, Yoshihiro Tatsuki. All of the above, the former, the latter, and enjoy.

Tali Lennox "Layers of Life" @ Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NYC

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 19, 2015
This show is getting some buzz in the fashion magazine circuit, but here at Juxtapoz are really feeling these portraits by Tali Lennox that make up "Layers of Life," a new exhibition that opens at Catherine Ahnell Gallery in NYC tonight, March 19. A little background research will let you see that Tali is a British-born model, but the works stands out on its own, and growing up with creative parents like Annie Lennox and film producer Uri Fruchtman, she's got some good painterly chops.

Artsy Nudes @ School of Visual Arts, NYC

In Session // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Only a couple of more days to see this cool looking pop-up exhibition at SVA  that VICE just featured called "Artsy Nudes." The concept of the show was that students in the Photography Department at SVA were "assigned to make knockoffs of famous nudes from the history of art." Here are some of the results next to their inspirations. 

In Need of a Little Summer Dreaming with Ryan McGinley

Photography // Wednesday, March 18, 2015
We have a nice history with Ryan McGinley, pairing him up with Ricky Powell back in 2007 for an interview as the NYC photographer was ascending into major superstar status. And now McGinley is quite famous, but damn, his work from the last few years is his strongest to date. Mixing experimental uses of color, nudes, nature, light, and movement, Ryan's series of works he shoots each summer are beautiful and ethereal. He makes us miss summer... so here is a reminder. 

An Update with the Hyperreal, Hypersexual Bic Drawings of Juan Francisco Casas (NSFW)

Erotica // Tuesday, March 17, 2015
We are familiar with the works of Juan Francisco Casas because when it first appeared on the web a few years ago, we were all quite amazed at the bic pen detail and extreme photoreal quality of the work. Now, we trying to figure out how the artist gets this hypersexual work on social media... 

Revisiting the works of Yung Cheng Lin

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 16, 2015
We have shown you the works of Yung Cheng Lin before on the site, and love the Taiwanese photographer surreal and sensual images that we noted "dance on the edge of beautiful and grotesque." Let's take a look at some of her best work to date... 

Rob Zeller "A Space Within" @ Dacia Gallery, NYC

Erotica // Friday, March 13, 2015
Dacia Gallery proudly present’s “A Space Within,” Rob Zeller’s new series of figurative paintings that capture the contemplative perhaps spiritual mind states of his subjects. Rob has overlaid portions of the figures and landscapes with the swirling mandalas. Zeller reflects, “The women in these paintings are not made to entice you, they are having their own experience with their surroundings, while experiencing themselves and the universe beyond. We share these moments with them through their outside appearance.” The show runs through March 20, 2015. 

The Fine Art Nudes of Rasmus Mogensen

Erotica // Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Straight from Rasmus' site, because this is our first time seeing this work:  "Rasmus Mogensen wanted to become a photo- grapher from age 8 and began his career wor- king as a photo assistant in Copenhagen and New York. He had his first independent photo exhibition at age 17 at Gallery Photografica in Copenhagen. His fine art photography is now exclusively represented worldwide by the renowned Fahey/Klein Gallery. Based in Paris, and now partly New York, he has been wor- king professionally as a fashion and beauty photographer for the past 15 years.
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