In 1938 Blaine issued his second Venus portfolio, Nova Venus. He included a prologue to facilitate the reader’s journey through the forty-page portfolio, exploring society’s various versions of a female ideal.

The drawings are not as blatantly sexual as those of Venus Sardonica, and much of the power and fantasy of the earlier portfolio are missing, but it still retains a sensuality and artistry which is pure Blaine, and maybe represents a more mature and considered analysis of the artist’s relationship with women.

Nova Venus was privately published in a numbered limited edition of 300 copies.