Erin Fae is an artist and an activist. She makes books, zines, and prints, and loves talking about art and sex. Erin Fae is a femme, a feminist, and a professional queer. She has devoted her life to making the world a safer place for orgasms. Read Full Profile...

French Knots

 Posted by on September 28, 2011
Sep 282011

By Erin Fae It’s no secret that I love all things vintage. Show me a scene with 1950s gender roles, and I swoon. Put me in a library packed with books about Victorian mourning and indulge me in 19th century vice. I am in heaven. What I love even more, however, is turning vintage inside-out […]

Egon Schiele: self, art and the erotic

 Posted by on July 27, 2011
Jul 272011

By Erin Fae

There must have been something in the coffee in Austria at the start of the last century. Maybe the models were different in their poses, inspiration and influence. Whatever it was, so much of the work produced by members of the Vienna Secession makes me swoon.

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Featuring Molly Crabapple

 Posted by on July 4, 2011
Jul 042011

By Erin Fae

“Olympia is [a] fuck-you confrontation in a pearly pink package,” Molly Crabapple told me of one of her favorite paintings. “Manet was painting the top courtesan in Paris, surrounded by all the luxury she’d earned, staring out with dead contempt…

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Know Your Presidents: Justine Lai

 Posted by on April 21, 2011
Apr 212011

By Erin Fae

A series of paintings of aging men and a nubile young woman. Think you know where this is going? Think again.

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See Through Me: Painter Audrey Kawasaki

 Posted by on March 26, 2011
Mar 262011

By Erin Fae

You cannot just look away from one of Audrey Kawasaki’s paintings. The women in her paintings stare you down and beg you to come close. You have to move slowly from their eyes to their lips to the other details in the paintings before you can truly draw yourself away.

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The Digital Art of Ray Ceasar

 Posted by on February 26, 2011
Feb 262011

By Erin Fae

As a rule, I don’t like digital art. I find it too artificial and long for a sense of the artist’s hand. However, Ray Caesar may change the way I feel. The Toronto-based artist creates stunning portraits of great sensuality and fantasy using his computer.

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Erotic Comics

 Posted by on January 24, 2011
Jan 242011

By Erin Fae

Comics have always been about fantasy and narrative. Thus, it should come as no surprise that there are explicitly erotic comics that explore every degree of sexuality

The seductive art of John Currin

 Posted by on December 23, 2010
Dec 232010

By Erin Fae

John Currin is one of contemporary art’s hip Americans. One of the most famous painters working today, his explicitly erotic pieces garner international attention. Currin uses everything from old Playboys and 1970s Danish porn to B-movies…

Jazz Age Beauties

 Posted by on November 27, 2010
Nov 272010

By Erin Fae

“Women were never more beautiful,” my friend said as she handed me my birthday present: a copy of Jazz Age Beauties: The Lost Collection of Ziegfeld Photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston by Robert Hudovernik.