Oct 082013
Artifice and Seduction: the work of Pierre et Gilles

by Erin Fae

Pierre Commoy and Gilles Blanchad are partners in love and in art. But for these two men, art and love might be the same thing. The duo, who go by the moniker Pierre et Gilles, have been together since the mid-1970s and have created art as a team ever since. Looking at their work is like falling in love…or lust, for the first time.

Jul 242013
Erotic Art: A Market for the Likes of Dirk Westphal

By T.M. Bernard

Dirk Westphal is a German artist whose piece entitled ‘Acrobat on High Heels’ was the Master Award Winner in the Erotic Signatures Collection, Vol. 3. It’s an eye-catching piece

Sensual Graffiti: Miss Van

 Posted by on May 19, 2013
May 192013
Sensual Graffiti: Miss Van

By Erin Fae

I first came to know the work of Miss Van on the streets of San Francisco. There, on the corner of Fillmore and Height, was a curvaceous bunny girl painted on the outside of a door. She had large sultry lips and barely-open eyes.

The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

 Posted by on April 25, 2013
Apr 252013
The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

By T.M. Bernard

Her images are haunting, eerie, sensual and provocative. Rich in symbolism, sparse in color selection, though not in hue, the figurative works by Aunie Kahn, a world-recognized self-taught American artist, reflects a childhood marred by abuse and pain. Kahn sought refuge through creativity and the arts, to facilitate the healing process

Hidden Erotic Drawings

 Posted by on March 28, 2013
Mar 282013
Hidden Erotic Drawings

By Erin Fae

You probably know Gustav Klimt. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ve definitely seen his iconic painting, The Kiss. Klimt (1862—1918) was a Symbolist painter

Braggin’ About Satirical Erotic Art

 Posted by on October 5, 2011
Oct 052011

By TM Bernard You’ll never know what you might find in a moving sale, what bargain deal or, in this case, eye candy of the erotic kind winking at you in from behind dusty shelves. “Who made those?” I inquired, pointing at one of a three series of etchings that were uniquely naughty. It was […]

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 […]

Sep 102011

By TM Bernard The first time I discovered the salacious attraction of porn I was young, perhaps eight. A friend next door found a pack of playing cards with pornographic images on them in her parent’s room, and a group of us huddled in hushed wonderment – filled with fear, fascination and disgust – staring […]

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The Great Divide – Part 2

 Posted by on September 1, 2011
Sep 012011

The Great Divide: Between Men and Women in the Ancient Americas

Transgenderism in Myth, Part Two

By Bex vanKoot

Last month we discussed transgender archetypes and myths in the “classical” world of Greece and Rome. The myths and names we are most familiar with aren’t the only ones haunting our past, as transgenderism, bisexuality and other queer issues were once a mainstay of popular culture in the ancient Americas as well!