Erotica // Wednesday, July 15, 2015
George Quaintance was a master illustrator, and his incredible homoerotic works were created at a time when gay lifestyles were not only being repressed, but illegal in many places. Taschen books, which is one of the great publishers of erotic works, has this fantastic collection, Quaintance, which "traces his remarkable life story and reintroduces his colorful, kitschy and culturally resonant paintings—works that made George Quaintance the most popular and successful physique artist of his time, and one of its most intriguing figures."
Pop Life // Friday, March 27, 2015
We had the chance to check out "Bizarre Life - The Art of Elmer Batters & Eric Stanton" last night before it opens to the public tonight, Friday, March 27th at Taschen Gallery in Los Angeles. The exhibit traces the artistic struggle of two pioneers of fetish art, from the gritty post-war streets of Time Square to their position today as cultural icons.
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.
Erotica // Thursday, February 12, 2015
In a brief golden span between 1967 and 1972, the sexual revolution collided with recreational drug exploration to create "psychedelic sex." While the baby boomers blew their minds and danced naked in the streets, men’s magazine publishers attempted to visually recreate the wonders of LSD, project them on a canvas of nubile hippie flesh, and dish it up to men dying for a taste of free love.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 08, 2012
Photographer Gregory Bojorquez, who we spent time with last year at MOCA's Art In the Streets, is set to open a solo show of new photographs at Hardhitta Gallery in Los Angeles this Saturday, June 9. The show is in a pop-up space located across the street from the LACMA.
Juxtapoz // Friday, December 02, 2011
Last night at the Soho Beach House in South Beach, Taschen through a party for the release of the very-limited, very special Mark Ryden book, Pixnit. Of course, there was a huge crowd, and a few glimpses later in the evening of the newest monograph.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, January 11, 2011
This Spring, TASCHEN is releasing one the most highly-anticipated books of the year, a book simply titled, Basquiat. Leonhard Emmerling, who authored both TASCHEN’s Jean-Michel Basquiat and Jackson Pollock books, has compiled what looks to be one of the more detailed explorations on Basquiat to date. Exclusive images of inside the book after the jump . . .